One of the most important skills beginning readers need to learn is reading sight words quickly. Sight words are not only words that are difficult to phonetically sound out, but also words that they will see SO often. Our goal is for them to be able to recognize these words and read them without needing to sound them out at all! These free sight word practice worksheets will help your students practice reading sight word sentences with fluency!
HOW TO TEACH SIGHT WORDS
Color words are the perfect way to introduce reading sight words to your students. These are words they have seen and will continue to see in the real world around them.
One thing that I see often with my kindergarten students is their ability to read sight words in isolation, but having a tougher time making the connections when they see these words in text. I knew I needed to help guide them in reading the sight words in sentences and provide them with repeated practice to ensure success. These free sight word pages really helped my students practice reading the color words in context.
Sight word practice for kindergarten
These sight word pages are great for scaffolding because we start with their strength- reading each sight word in isolation. Then we use the skills we’ve learned to read each word in a sentence. Your students will
- Touch and read each word in isolation
- Highlight the focus word in each sentence
- Use the picture clues to help read the sentence
- Read each sentence 3 times for fluency
How to use these fluency pages
During our guided reading time, we work together to read the sight word sentences. First, we touch and read the sight word at the top chorally. Then we search and highlight the word in each sentence. We read the sentences altogether.
Then each students takes a turn reading a sentence aloud. This helps build confidence in a safe setting. The other students follow along with their finger as one students read.
For the last read, each students points and reads in their minds. I go around the table and have them read each sentence to me out loud. This is a great way for me to assess their reading fluency. If they finish reading before I get to them, they rewrite a sentence and illustrate the picture at the bottom of the page.
These sight word fluency pages have been a game changer in our classroom! They have truly build confidence in my readers!
You can download the color words for your students to practice reading and improve their reading fluency as well.