Second grade sight words are the keys to your students' success as readers and writers in this important grade. These are words that all second graders should read instantly and spell easily.
your second grader is struggling with these words, try writing each
one on a flashcard.
Put the cards in a jar on the kitchen counter, near
the TV, or any place where you'll be reminded to practice them often.
But don't overdo it. The best practice is brief and positive.
I've broken down the Dolch Sight Word List into three parts, so you can work on mastering a fewer number of words at a time.
Play word games using these words, such as hangman, scrambled words, and anything else you can think of!
Encourage your child to write his/her own sentences and make his/her own greeting cards using as many of these sight words as possible.
See also our larger list of second grade spelling words. The sight words here are the most important words, but they're not the only words for your second graders to learn to read and spell!
these resources to help build spelling
skills in your second grader:
Here's a new sight word crossword that provides a fun way to reinforce the all-important sight words your child is learning. Print it out today!
2nd Grade Vocabulary Words : Challenge your 2nd grade students with a BIG list of 200 words to use in their speaking vocabularies. Soon, they will be reading and writing these words, too! An engaging graphic groups 100 of the words into these categories: Calendar, Animals, Science, Math, Foods, Homophone Sets, Adjectives, Verbs, People and Places. Mammals and molecules in motion, oh my!
See all of our spelling word games. Many are just right for second graders.
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