Kids need to learn to read and spell sight words, because these words do not follow the phonetic code. Sight words have at least one irregular component. Children should learn phonics, the sound-symbol correlations in the alphabet. Phonics helps kids decode both phonetic words and sight words. When reading a sight word, kids should 1) decode the word sound-by-sound (yes, there will be at least one irregularity) 2) find the sound tweak 3) say the word. In this free kindergarten sight word worksheet, kids can practice reading some of the most common sight words. Then, they can color the worksheet:
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