Posts Tagged ‘sight words’

Best Sight Words to Teach Your Kids

Did you know that there are about 150 commonly used words in the English language that make up almost half of the text of any page? That’s right. Half of the text of any page, whether that page is part of a children’s story, or a sophisticated academic, or scientific document. These words are what I call non-content, or super…

Sight Words: What We Fail to See

“Oh he knows some sight words, but he really can’t read.” This is an observation often offered by both parents and teachers about young children. Contained within it is a central, albeit hidden, assumption; namely, that “sight words” represent an inferior form of reading –a form that falls short of “real reading.” Is this, in fact, the case? This interpretation…