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25 Free Kindergarten Sight Word Worksheets.

We have a selection of 25 Kindergarten sight word worksheets for free download here. they are all printable and use multiple tasks on each worksheet to encourage different learning styles and help cement the students knowledge.

These 25 Kindi Sight word worksheets can be downloaded from the link below the picture below, and following that we have links to online sight word games, more worksheets to help teach sight words and two articles on the importance and tips to teach sight words.

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What are Sight Words

Sight words are commonly used words, which make reading easier. They are words that may, but many do not, follow phonics rules and phonics decoding will not help students to read and pronunce these words.

So exercises are required to help students recognise these words by sight. Hence the name sight words! Our kindergarten sight word worksheets here on this page ( linked above) and other sight word resources we have will help to achieve this.

Learning these will help students improve their writing skills and become better communicators and develop fluency skills. These words are also some of the most common words in English.

There are two lists of sight words that are widely used. One is the Dolch list, which includes preK-3rd grade nouns, and the other is the Fry list, which ranks words by their frequency of use in literature.

Using the Dolch list, children are introduced to two hundred and twenty “service words” and 95 high-frequency nouns. Those words are the building blocks of learning how to read. They help the child learn the differences between words that are pronounced the same and words that are spelled differently.

Kindergarten sight word worksheets

Why are Sight Words Important to Learn English

Learning sight words, and high frequency words along side Phonics and decoding skills is the best way for young English learners to develop their language skills. It helps them develop crucial learning skills, and will over time help them become avid readers.

Sight words are the words that beginning readers must learn to recognize quickly and easily. They may be irregularly spelled, but they are commonly used in texts and speech. They are also sometimes called high frequency words.

Sight words are used to help provide meaning to text and sentence formation. They are often used as pronouns, and they are useful for young children who are struggling readers to achieve some easy wins at the beginning of their literacy journey.

A child’s readiness to learn sight words depends on two factors: age and mental literacy. If a child is young, it is more appropriate to focus on building a strong foundation in early literacy skills.

Should you Teach Sight Words in Kindergarten?

Whether or not you should teach sight words in kindergarten depends on a number of factors. First, you need to determine your child’s readiness to learn them. Some kids are ready for them at a young age, while others need to be more prepared.

Second, you need to make sure that you teach them in a manner that is beneficial for them. For example, if you have a child with dyslexia, you may need to spend extra time to introduce sight words and we have further articles on this here on the site.

Third, you need to focus on fostering your child’s love of reading. You can do this by playing fun games that incorporate sight words which we also have here on the site as well.

However many sight words in english are also high frequency words and very commonly used in language, they also are some of the simplest and you may well have introduced them already to your children and students. Sight words include colors, pronouns, and some verbs that all are usually taught early on in English lessons.

Are Worksheets Useful To Teach Sight Words

Whether you are a Kindergarten teacher or a parent, it is important to teach your child to recognize and learn sight words. Sight words are high frequency words that are very common in everyday conversation. They are also used in early print material, making them a good way to build the foundation for reading.

Sight words can be taught easily. In fact, it can be a fun way to engage your children in the learning process. Worksheets certainly help with this by providing a running reading record of students progress that can be referred to later as a refresher or as a recap.

You can start teaching your child to recognize and learn sight words as early as preschool. This way, they are less likely to become frustrated when they encounter new words. In addition, they are easier to retain. You can use a variety of strategies to make the process easier for your child on of which is of course kindergarten sight word worksheets, and others we have listed below.

Other Resources to teach sight words

While there is no denying that kindergarten sight word worksheets are useful, and allow students and parents to have a record of progress there is more ways to teach sight words than jsut using pen, paper and worksheets. We have some tips and ideas in the resources section below, including a full guide on how to teach sight words and links to some of the best online sight word games as well.

One game that was surprisingly popular was call sight word pop, now while you can make this your self or even get your students to make it, there are options to buy it and we have a link to the product below.


While slow steps should be taken while teaching English to Kindergarten students, especially if they are ESL students. sight words, while difficult at first, open up much more ways for children to express themselves and can be both fun and useful to teach.

Hopefully these kindergarten sight word worksheets will help with this, as well as the other sight word resources we have here. If not Education.com have a selection as well, though some are paywalled.

I have been a teacher of English for over 15 years, in that time i made hundreds and thousands of resources and learnt so much i think its worth sharing. Hopefully to help teachers and parents around the world.

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