What are sight words?
Sight Words are a small group of words (300-500) that account for a large percentage of the words in print. These words are called “sight words,” because automatic recognition of these words is required for fluent reading (e.g., “the, and, they, said”).Why are sight words important for young readers?
Sight words are important for young readers because of their frequency in texts. Sight words are so common that approximately 50% of all reading texts are made up of the same 100 words. In beginning texts, the percentage is higher with up to 75% of words being sight words. Sight word recognition is an essential component in the mastery of reading.First 100 Sight wordsSecond 100 Sight WordsThird 100 Sight Words