• Dear Parents/Guardians:


    We know that when learning to read scholars have the most difficulty remember sight words and being able to read them fluently in class or as they read a book. Attached is a list that gives some great suggestions on how to practice sight words with your child/children. We need your help to make sure all scholars become great readers.


    We want to create a bulletin board highlighting our scholars and families as readers. As you practice sight words at home, take a picture and send it to school to be added to our bulletin board. You can send a photo with your scholar to give to their teacher or email a photo to  and we will print it and add it to our board because you all matter to us. We want to honor our scholars and families as we build a community of readers.


    There is a list of sight words in this packet, but a full list of the 1000 Fry Words can be found on our school website or at Thank you for your participation and we look forward to adding a gallery of photos on our bulletin board.



    Minnequa Staff




    Sight words are the most common words in text and spoken language. The ability to have your child automatically recognize words, without sounding them aloud, will help your child be a more fluent reader. Here are activities you can do to assist your child with recognizing these basic words.

    1. Make an alphabet book with sight words.


    1. Make a word wall in your child’s bedroom by taping words printed on index cards to the wall at your child’s eye level.


    1. Play Flashlight.

    Before bedtime, turn off the lights, shine a flashlight on a word on the word wall, and have your child read the word.


    1. Play Cross-Off.

    Write the practice words on a large sheet of paper. Read a word to your child. Have your child cross out that word.


    1. Play Follow My Directions.

    Write the practice words on a sheet of paper. Give your child specific directions to follow. Examples:  

    *Draw a red circle around the word the.  

    *Draw a green line under the word and.  

    *Put an X on the word here.  

    *Draw a triangle above the word we.


    1. Play What’s the Missing Word?

    Lay five practice words side-by-side on a table. Have your child study the words carefully. Have your child cover his or her eyes. Remove a card from the row. Say, “Open your eyes! What’s the missing word?”


    1. Have your child find the practice word(s) in a storybook as you read together each day.


    1. Have your child use a highlighter to highlight the practice words in a newspaper or in a magazine.


    1. Create and display a word worm in your child’s bedroom.

    Cut out construction paper circles. Draw a face on one circle. Print one practice word on each of the remaining circles. Tape the circles together on a wall to form a “worm.” Practice reading the worm several times each day.


    10. Play Classic Memory

    Write the same sight word on 2 index cards. Select  5-6 more words having a total of 10-12 words. Shuffle the cards and place them face down. Have your child read the word aloud as they flip a card. Do they match? If not, turn the cards over and try again.


    11. Bag It

    Pour paint, shaving cream, hair gel, or any thick liquid into a quart size or bigger plastic baggie. Seal the bag. Have your child write the sight word on the baggie with his finger as you say the word.  The bag can be used over and over.


    High-Frequency Sight words (FRY list):