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Memorizing sight words are such a big part of reading fluency and having fun while practicing them is even better! 
 
Sight Word Resources
What are sight words? Sight words (high-frequency words) are the words that are used most often in reading and writing. 
 
They are called "sight" words because the goal is for your child to recognize these words instantly, at first sight. Sight words are very important for your child to master because, believe it or not, "sight words account for up to 75% of the words used in beginning children's printed material", according to Study to Identify High-Frequency Words in Printed Materials, by D.J. Kear & M.A. Gladhart. There are different sight words for every grade level. Each set of words builds upon the other, meaning that once your child learns the sight words in Kindergarten, he will be expected to still recognize those words as he learns new words in first grade, and so forth.  -- by Courtenay M.  Read the entire article here.
 
Sight Word Lists / All Grade Levels: 
Pikes Peak Library: 
  • https://ppld.org/
  •  Click on Research, Languages, Mango Languages, Login with your PPLD Library Card and PIN#
Free Rice:  
  • http://freerice.com
  •  For every answer you get right, they donate ten grains of rice through the Word Food Program to end hunger.
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If you have any questions, please email our Instructional Coach, Tracy Aung at  taung@gvaschools.org.