Sight words account for approximately 75% of the words that our elementary student will see in their elementary years. The ability to recognize sight words is advantageous to a studen'st reading fluency, as sight words tend to have spelling patterns that cannot be sounded out utilizing basic phonic knowledge.
So What can I do as a parent/guardian?
Make sights words something that the student can see regularly and work on while at home. You can post words on doors, mirrors, and other commonly used items at home. Students can practice writing sight words using chalk, a dry erase board/maker, or paint. Always remember the practice and repetition is a good tool to utilize when teaching concepts. Let's work together to help our students be "Out of SIGHT"!