Successful readers use a number oftools to help them understand texts.One of the most effective and powerfulreading tools that parents andteachers can help children develop issight word recognition.
When a child isable to grasp and identify sight wordshe is well on his way to becoming athriving reader.
What are Sight Words?
Believe it or not, 50% of all readingtexts are made up of the same 100words! The most frequently used andrepeated words in the English languageare known as sight words. This list ofwords includes the, a, is, of, to, in,and, I, you, and that. Think about thenumber of times that you have seenthese words in a
piece of readingmaterial.
It’s probably too many times to count.
Sight words are critical to readingnot only because they are used so