Star "sight" Words
In Kindergarten we call sight words "Star Words" because they are the stars of reading and the children need to recognize them right away. Sight words are words that good readers can recognize instantly without having to "sound them out". Sight words are important because:
- They make up a high percentage of the material that we read.
- Many of them cannot be "sounded out".
- If a reader spends too much time trying to decode words, he will lose fluency and the meaning of the passage may be lost.
Throughout the year, I will update the list of "star words" that the children have learned and I will include some games and activities that you can do at home to practice reading these important words.
The following is a list of sight words that your Kindergarten child is expected to read by the end of Kindergarten. Highlighted words have been introduced.