Sight Words for First Graders. 290 Sight Words with Examples

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Sight Words For First Graders Full List

Sight words are words we use so often, you should recognize them without even trying, meaning, just by looking at them.

That’s the definition of Sight words, but we will get into more details about it below. First let’s go straight to the list of sight words for first graders. The list below is divided into multiple parts and will cover:

  • Fry sight words
  • Dolch sight words
  • First graders sight words with sentence examples
  • Fun games and activities using sight words

Dolch sight words for first graders list

Created by Dr. Edward William Dolch in the 1930 to 1940. This list of sight words is the most commonly used words in the English language. The words contain 220 service words and another 95 high frequency words.

The list is based on the most common words found in children books during that time.

OldByLet
OnceCouldPut
OpenHisRound
ThankGoingHim
ThemHadHer
AskOverHas
FlyAnAs
EveryAnyTake
StopSomeOf
ThinkThenWere
WhenLiveMay
KnowJustWalk
AgainAfterFrom
GiveHow

First grade Fry Sight words list

Fry sight words were developed and organized by Dr Fry in the 1950s. The list was later updated by him in the 80’s to include over 1,000 words.

Learning these words will amount to about 90% of all words kids will see and read in books, magazines and online.

WhatThanWe
OrIntoWay
HasBeThese
YourYouThis
TimeWouldThey
MayWriteShe
DoWereSo
SomeOneOn
MakeManyOf
MadeInIf
GoHadI
GetDidDay
AsAtCould
AreWordsWith
WasWaterWill
ThereThenThem
PeopleSaidSee
NotNumberNow
LookLongLike
HimHisHow
FirstForFrom
CalledCanCome
AndAnAm
WhenWhichWho
ToTwoUp
ThatTheTheir
OtherOutPart
NoMyMore
IsItIts
HaveHeHer
DownEachFind
By ButBeen
aAboutAll

Top written words for first graders – 150 words list

Below is a list of 150 most common words that kids will read in most of their lives. These words repeat the most in common books and learning experiences.

CanMustSee
HimUseYours
TheirCalledHere
OldItsEach
AnotherItOff
AndDownThe
WentAnDoes
IsOffThat
WellWeThan
NumberIntoDo
AlsoAllDifferent
TakeNowIn
WayAgainDid
IfNutSuch
AfterDayWater
INoSome
SomeAboutCould
HowNewSo
VeryUsedShe
HisMya
ComeThemWhat
MuchSameUp
TwoSaidMost
RightCameHer
TooWriteMore
ButByHelp
HeMePut
WorkWouldTo
TimePlaceMay
BeenHaveBefore
HasManyPeople
WordsThroughBecause
PartManHad
ThreeWordBe
MakeOverGood
BackThisWith
OutGoMade
ThinkWillAway
OurGetLook
ThingsWhyWho
AtTheyOther
FromLongAs
LittleForOr
TheseWhichAround
FirstLikeOnly
ThereWhereAre
FindNoOne
AnyWhenThen
EvenOnWere
Just

A few examples of sight words in sentences

  1. I want to play again
  2. I did not know Batman can’t fly
  3. My name is Sky and I am 6 years old
  4. When someone gives you anything, you should say thank you
  5. I asked my father if I could get a car
  6. She needs to study, so she can’t come and play today
  7. I walk home after school every day
  8. My dog is really old
  9. I like riding my bike
  10. The book has 20 pages
  11. I had pancakes for breakfast

Sight words games for first graders

As we all know, kids prefer learning by doing something active, and not just by sitting in class and not moving too much. So it’s better to teach them sight words in the form of games and activities.

Below are a few examples of games you can play to teach first graders sight words.

  • Sight words memory game

This is an alternate version of the classic memory games, but with a twist.

You will need to prepare like 20 flash cards with sight words written on one side. Make sure you write 2 of each, as the goal is to match two sight words together.

Shuffle the deck and place all the cards on the ground or table with the words facing down so no one can see them.

The game goes as each kid in his own turn tries to flip a card and revealing his sight word, next flip another card and try to match the same word. When he or she succeeds, the cards remain open and the player gets a point.

  • Sight and chocolate

A fun little game that will teach the kids sight words and also give them a treat when they do good.

Write on pieces of paper the sight words you want to teach, arrange them next to each child.

Next take chocolate pieces and give the kids some. They should NOT eat them at this point

To begin you should address the group and say the sight word you choose, the kids need to place a piece of chocolate on the correct word you said.

The kid who did it the fastest but also got the word correctly, wins the round and gets to eat the chocolate.

Free to use infographic of our sight words

Below is an infographic of our sight words for first graders you can use for free.