Sight words are words that must be recognized by sight rather than sounded out. They are the most frequently used words in the English language, such as "are," "was," and "out." Children who are learning to read are encouraged to practice and memorize this list of words, in order to become fluent readers (who are able to read for meaning rather than stumble over words). Sight words are taught primarily in kindergarten and first grade, though often the practice extends up through fourth grade.
BOB BOOKS have always incorporated sight words, though the sounding-out approach minimized their use. These will be the first BOB BOOKS products to focus on learning and practicing sight words. They will stand alone as two boxes - neither MY FIRST, nor numbered as a SET. Their noted grades (kindergarten or first) will serve as the level. The titles allow parents to choose whether to prep their children for next year, or reinforce what they've learned last year.
Sight words, or high frequency words, are words that appear repeatedly in your children's reading material. Knowing these words "by sight" is essential for reading speed and comprehension. Consistent short vowels and simple stories mean children sound out (decode) most of the story, and must memorize only three sight words per book. Your child will continue to build confidence and sight word fluency, with Bob Books Sight Words - First Grade.
These ten books provide 30 more sight words, in slightly longer stories, to build confidence and success in the progressing reader.
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Lynn Maslen Kertell is the current manager of Bob Books and the author of the Bob Books sets Sight Words (Kindergarten) , Sight Words (First Grade) , Rhyming Words , First Stories , and Animal Stories (Kindergarten) . You can visit her online and learn more about Bob Books at bobbooks.com. Sue Hendra has illustrated several children's books including Bob Books: Sight Words Kindergarten and First Grade.