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.
Sue Hendra has illustrated several children's books including Bob Books: Sight Words Kindergarten and First Grade.
Sight words are common words that appear again and again in your children's reading material. Knowing these words by sight is essential for reading fluency. Children learn to easily recognize these words in Bob Books Sight Words. Consistent short vowels and simple stories mean children sound out (decode) most of the story, and must memorize only three sight words per book. With plenty of repetition and context clues, your young reader will quickly master early sight words. [CONTINUED]