Help Kids Learn Sight Words

The Desert Sun (Palm Springs, CA)
My son's kindergarten teacher said he is having a difficult time identifying sight words. What are sight words and how can I help him at home? Sight words are words that are instantly recognized without having to "figure them out." They rarely follow any rules and just have to be memorized. However, you and your son can still have fun learning and practicing sight words. Your teacher probably uses a specific list of grade-level sight words for her class. Ask for these words so you can reinforce them at home. These words can be practiced using flashcards, which can be easily made using index cards. Try having your son draw a picture on each card to help him associate the sight word with an image.

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