Use these kindergarten sight words to strengthen early learners' reading, writing and spelling skills. When student can master these simple words as early as kindergarten, they'll be off to a great start with their language skill-building!
The words listed below are preprimer and primer words from the Dolch sight word list.
a, and, away, big, blue, can, come, down, find, for, funny, go, help, here, I, in, is, it, jump, little, look, make, me, my, not, one, play, red, run, said, see, the, three, to, two, up, we, where, yellow, you
all, am, are, at, ate, be, black, brown, but, came, did, do, eat, four, get, good, have, he, into, like, must, new, no, now, on, our, out, please, pretty, ran, ride, saw, say, she, so, soon, that, there, they, this, too, under, want, was, well, went, what, white, who, will, with, yes
Here are a few ideas that may be helpful in practicing sight words with your preschoolers and kindergartners:
Use our Kindergarten Flash cards to practice these words. Make several sets of cards. Assign pairs of students to quiz each other
on just 5-10 words at a time.
2. Play Same or Different
Show students two words and ask, "Are these the same or
Examples: the - they same - some.
Here's a worksheet example, using sight words at the pre-primer through first grade level. Get your printable version here.
3. Play more of our Sight Word Games. You'll find something that will be helpful for almost any student!
4. Give students spelling practice with these frequently-used words.
Write a few words on the board, omitting one
copy the words correctly on paper or come to the board and supply the
Examples: a _ a y f _ n d w _ e r e
Use scrambled word exercises in the same way on the board, with magnetic letters or with Scrabble tiles:
Examples: r b w n o n o s o y t e h
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Remember, there are many, many ways for early learners to practice kindergarten sight words. Be sure to try lots of them!