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    Default Kindergarten 'Sight Words' - where to get hold of them?

    Hi
    My daughter started Kindergarten at the start of this year and has recently started bringing home simple books to read. However, a lot of these books contain "sight words" (ie, those words that can't be taught by sounding out, you just have to learn them as-is). But the teacher hasn't given us a list of what the sight words are yet.

    Is there anywhere online where I can print off a list of them so I can start helping DD out? She's getting really frustrated by it.

    Thanks in advance

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    I just found out about the sight words ds is in prep and they get 4 a week there is lists of 100 up to 300 we dont have the 100 list so far we have had
    we I
    this sun
    as look
    school was
    the if
    is at
    I dont know if this helps maby google

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    Thanks - you're a star!

    I did try googling for "nsw kindergarten sight words" but didn't get very far. Have just tried looking for "reception sight words" (from UK sites) and have found this site: http://www.familylearning.org.uk/rea...rintables.html

    which has a whole bunch on so I will print off and go from there.

    I'm a bit cross with the school/teacher really as we were told at our meeting about reading that they would be getting the sight words come home and THEN they'd start getting their home-readers, probably in Term2. But 2 days after the meeting, DD comes home with her first book and still no sight words - grrrr.
    DD1 - Oct 2003, DD2 - Jun 2009

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    We got readers first then the sight words book a week later just so the kids got used to it maby ur school is doing this as well. Also go to any reading/writing info nights as possiable (if they have them) as the system has changed a fair bit I was doing everything wrong
    They look good I'm printing them 2 now ta
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    I guess it's only been a week or so that DD's been bringing home her reading book - so maybe the sight words will come soon. I know that at another local school (my friend's child goes there), they've had sight-words from week 1 (just a couple each week) and haven't yet started on the reading books... so I guess all schools have their own little ways of doing things LOL.

    I went to the reading meeting the other week but so far that's the only meeting we've had. Got teacher interviews towards the end of term apparently so I guess I can store up any concerns until then.
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    Maybe look on the NSW Dept of Ed website or the board of studies website. Also, maybe you could just choose the sight words from her home reader and write them on lttle cards and when she brings home a book every week, she has a word bank of sight words.

    here is the list of 100 most common words, not all are sight words but she could start learning them anyway.
    1. the
    2. of
    3. and
    4. a
    5. to
    6. in
    7. is
    8. you
    9. that
    10. it
    11. he
    12. was
    13. for
    14. on
    15. are
    16. as
    17. with
    18. his
    19. they
    20. I
    1. at
    2. be
    3. this
    4. have
    5. from
    6. or
    7. one
    8. had
    9. by
    10. word
    11. but
    12. not
    13. what
    14. all
    15. were
    16. we
    17. when
    18. your
    19. can
    20. said
    1. there
    2. use
    3. an
    4. each
    5. which
    6. she
    7. do
    8. how
    9. their
    10. if
    11. will
    12. up
    13. other
    14. about
    15. out
    16. many
    17. then
    18. them
    19. these
    20. so
    1. some
    2. her
    3. would
    4. make
    5. like
    6. him
    7. into
    8. time
    9. has
    10. look
    11. two
    12. more
    13. write
    14. go
    15. see
    16. number
    17. no
    18. way
    19. could
    20. people
    1. my
    2. than
    3. first
    4. water
    5. been
    6. call
    7. who
    8. oil
    9. its
    10. now
    11. find
    12. long
    13. down
    14. day
    15. did
    16. get
    17. come
    18. made
    19. may
    20. part

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    Thanks Lozzaaa

    I did try the Dept of Ed and board of studies websites but all I could find was the mention of sight words, no examples or word-lists at all.

    I did also think of writing out the words from her reading books (she has one every single day!) but I wasn't too sure which ones were "sight words" and which ones aren't, iykwim?

    I will definitely print your post out though as that's a really handy and comprehensive list!!!

    Thanks!
    DD1 - Oct 2003, DD2 - Jun 2009

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    Sight words are just that basic words that should be known on sight, they can be sounded out but the idea is that as soon as they see that word they recognise without needing to sound out (the, it, was has, and etc) . Where I teach, the kinders get given a word wall to practise on at home, and as they get better their word walls get harder.
    Be careful about picking out random words for her to learn in isolation, as her age, it's all about using the words in context and using the pictures as cues.
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    Google Dolch Sight Words. My school uses them and I teach Yr 2/3 but the Prep/1 class uses these lists of sight word too!

    Theres also Sight Word Games called Magic 100 and Magic 200. These are the 100 and 200 most frequently used words when children are reading and writing! I use these in my classroom and make them into word games!

    HTH!!!

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    Brilliant - thanks for that. I'll google it in the morning

    Thanks also for the advice mum2peanut... I don't want to go in all guns blazing and overwhelm her, so I'll start with some of the little words which seem to come up all the time in her books
    DD1 - Oct 2003, DD2 - Jun 2009


 

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