It is so important that our Kindergarten students learn to read sight words quickly and fluently. If we want our students to have the brain space needed to decode harder words while reading, then sight word fluency is a must.
These FREE sight word fluency passages are the perfect way to practice sight word fluency in Kindergarten. They are no prep and allow students to practice sight words in context.
What Are Sight Words?
Sight words and high frequency words are commonly occurring words in the texts our students will read. Sight words are words that do not follow spelling rules and, for the most part, cannot be decoded. An example of a sight word is the word the. It cannot be sounded out phonetically.
High frequency words are decodable, but they occur so frequently that students need to know them by heart. An example of a high frequency word is like. This word follows the CVCe spelling pattern and can be decoded, However, it occurs so frequently in text, usually before our students have even learned that spelling pattern, that we want students to have it memorized.
In Kindergarten, we often use the terms sight words and high frequency words interchangeably. In this blog post, I will be using ‘sight words’ to refer to both.
Kindergarten Sight Word Practice
These sight word practice pages are perfect for kindergarten because they allow students to work with each sight word in multiple ways. This free set includes all of the color words, which are so important for our students to learn!
Students will begin by reading the color word in isolation. They will write the word in isolation as well.
Then, they will read the word in simple sight word sentences. If you want, you can have students find and highlight the sight word before reading.
Last, students will use the sight word in their own sentence. There are two levels included for each sight word fluency practice page. In the first level, students will trace the sentence and then stretch out their own picture word. In the second level, students will write the sentence all on their own.
How To Use Sight Word Fluency Pages in Kindergarten
We use these sight word fluency practice pages both whole group and in small guided reading groups.
When we use the sight word practice pages whole group, I project them for my students. I have a helper come up and use a pointer to point to each word as we read them.
Then, I have students come up, find the sight word in the sight word sentences, and circles them. I point to each word as we read the sentences together.
Last, we use silly voices to read the sight word sentences a few times through. This helps with reading fluency. My students love this part the most!
Students can then take these sight word fluency pages to their seat and practice on their own. They get to come up with their own sight word sentences at the bottom.
When we use these sight word fluency practice pages in our small groups, we begin with our sight word routine. Then, we touch each word and read them together.
Students circle or highlight the word in each sight word sentence. Then, I have students whisper read the sentences to themselves. That way everyone gets practice reading independently. I may have them read multiple times for reading fluency practice.
FREE Color Word Sight Word Fluency Practice Pages
You can try out these sight word practice pages by downloading the free set of color word practice pages below. These sight word worksheets are perfect for helping your students learn to read color words fluently.
These sight word practice pages will give your students experience reading color words in isolation, in context, and using them in writing. They help provided your students with repeated sight word practice to ensure success.
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