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LearnToReadSightWords.com is an important tool for helping kids learn how to read. It is appropriate for preschool students, Kindergarten students, grade 1 and 2 students, and even ESL (English as a Second Language) and ELL (English Language Learner) students.
The study of Sight Words is an important part of the process of learning to read. The goal is for these words to be studied until they can be instantly recognized by the reader. There are 2 main sets of Sight Words: Fry's and Dolch's. This website utilizes Fry's first 100 Sight Words (or Instant Words) since they include the most commonly used words in the English language which are consequently the most important ones to learn first. Many of these first 100 words are also found in Dolch's Sight Words.
The 100 Sight Words included on this website are the 100 most commonly found words in the English language. In fact, approximately 50% of all words that are printed in books, magazines, etc. are these 100 Sight Words. These are the most high frequency words in the English language.
The first 25 Sight Words (found in Level 1) make up approximately 33% of all words that are published in books, magazines, etc. Levels 2, 3, and 4 contain the remaining 25-word sets of the first 100 of Fry's Sight Words.
The study of Sight Words aligns to Common Core State Standard CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.K.3.C.
Note that the process of learning to read should not be limited to the study of Sight Words. It is also crucial to practice phonics and to read with others. Good luck and have fun!