Above: Sight Words Classroom Display!
Click on the link below to download this FREE classroom display set:
Reading sight words is one of the basic building blocks of learning how to read. A sight word is a word that children can read readily without having to sound it out. To lay a foundation for learning how to read, it is imperative to introduce sight words to children.
Above, you will find a free five page Word Wall Bulletin Board Display Banner for you to download and use for your classroom word wall. I have also included cards for the letters of the alphabet to use along with the banner.
Displaying a word wall in your classroom will be a useful visual aid to your students as they are reading sight words, practicing them, and committing them to memory.
Many sight words are difficult to portray with pictures or hard to sound out through phonics methods. Therefore, these words must be learned as sight words and they must be quickly recognized in order to achieve reading fluency.
Once children have learned and memorized these basic sight words, they are able to read more fluently and with greater comprehension. There are two lists of reading sight words that are used the most frequently by teachers:
By clicking on the underlined links on this page, you will be taken to
two different web pages where you will find free sight word flashcards and word lists.
Many different lists of high frequency sight words that have been compiled over the years. The Dolch Sight Word Lists and the list of Fry 1000 Instant Words are two of the most widely used and highly respected by both teachers and parents today.
The Dolch Sight Words are a list of the 220 most frequently used words in the English language. These sight words make up 50 to 70 percent of any general text.
Edward B. Fry, Ph.D. is well-know for his book published in 1996 titled 1,000 Instant Words: The Most Common Words for Teaching Reading, Writing and Spelling. Dr. Edward B. Fry's Instant Word Lists are the most common words in English ranked in order of frequency. The first 25 Fry Words make up about a third of all printed material. The first 100 Fry Words make up about half of all written material.
Thank you for visiting my Reading Sight Words page.
Please be sure to check out the other pages on Unique
Teaching Resources for a large variety of fun lesson plan activities
that will engage your students in learning and save you valuable time.
Creator and Website Manager
Unique Teaching Resources
I have been buying your unique teaching resources for a few years now, and I just love them! My students are much more engaged in doing book reports as well as other creative writing assignments because of you. Thank you.
Name: Marla (Grade 4)
From: New Jersey, U.S.A.
Hi Heidi. I just want t say that my class is year one in Australia and they just love all of your work. We use your book report projects religiously and it has made my teaching and the students' learning improve by about 100%. The students just love it. Thank you so much for your help.
Name: Catherine (Year 1)
Hi there! I just found your website through Pinterest, and I am looking forward to using your book reports that I just bought to help motivate my fifth grade students! Thanks for putting these out there. I'm a relatively new teacher and need all the help I can get!
Name: Noell (Grade 5)
From: Illinois, U.S.A.
What a delightful and informative site!!! I'm having so much fun browsing and I've been teaching for 32 years!!! You can always teach an old dog new tricks, especially if you're creative and making learning FUN!!! You must be a VERY SPECIAL TEACHER ... how lucky your students and parents are!!!
Name: Kathy (Grade 4/5)
From: Oregon, U.S.A.
I stumbled across your website over the weekend and I'm SO glad I did! Some great ideas and an extra thank you for the UK spellings! I bought the back to school pencils, punctuation puppies, Willy Wonka group project and the characters! I think these are great resources and even though it's the summer holidays, I've been into school to get my display paper up and have put up the title banners - they look brilliant! Thank you!
Name: Jemma (Year 4)
Heidi, I just had to write and let you know that your website has helped me create the most awesome author study of Roald Dahl's books. My students loved completing the big animal shaped projects you designed for The Enormous Crocodile, Esio Trot, and The Giraffe, and the Pelly and Me. For the final project, they had so much fun writing and drawing about the characters from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory using your Willy Wonka Factory project. Thanks for sharing your scrumdiddlyumptious ideas !
Name: Jennifer (Grade 4)
From: California, U.S.A.
I feel so fortunate to have found your website and I have referred several of my co-workers to your website. Just for the month of January, there were three teachers displaying your book reports. I had the trophy reports, my neighbor to the left had the computer reports, and my neighbor to the right had the birthday cake reports. Thank you so very much for all of your work!
Name: Mary (Grade 4)
From: New York, U.S.A.
I just wanted to say thank you for the most amazing teaching resources that I have ever come across in my thirty years of teaching. I have used many of your book report sets this year and my students absolutely loved them. What was particularly pleasing was seeing some of my reluctant readers (especially the boys) really wanting to read books and complete the activities. Keep up the great work!
Name: Margaret (Grade 5)
From: Victoria, Australia
Click the "Like" button
below if you want to
join our Facebook group
of over 70,000+
"Teachers Have Class!" Newsletter
- 4 Free Resources Every Month
- 50% Off Sales
- Fun Projects For Each Month
- Bulletin Board Display Ideas
- Reviews of "Favorite Things"
Click on the book titles
below to view each project.
Click on the book titles
below to view each project.
Click here to view:
25+ Book Report Projects
To join our fun
of over 70,000 teachers,
click the "Like" button below.
Copyright © Unique Teaching Resources 2009 - 2015