Avoiding Winter Reading Loss

We all know about the summer learning loss, the backsliding that happens when the kids take three months off for the summer, and come back having forgotten half of last year’s material. Studies suggest that that the average loss is … Continued

Kindergartener vs. Sight Words Homework

What happens when you send a child to school already reading Here is a funny video of what happens when you teach your kindergartener to read. Young Chad starts with reading his Sight Words then goes on to read the … Continued

Xmas Activities

We have added a set of Christmas-themed sight word activities and associated teaching resources for you to use over the holiday season. Activities include: Reading Advent Calendar Christmas Bingo Sight Word Candy Grab Santa’s Sight Words Snakes & Ladders Reindeer … Continued

Research Basis

One of our readers, educational activist Bruce Price from Improve Education, asked us an interesting question about our approach to teaching literacy, and the mix of both phonics and sight word (whole word) approaches. This seems like a good opportunity … Continued

Our Challenge to You

In our first post, we discussed our mission at SightWords.com and what you can expect from us. In our second post, we want to discuss what we expect from you. Turn Up. The most important thing you can do is … Continued

First Post: Our Mission

SightWords.com was founded to promote early child literacy by equipping teachers, parents, and caregivers with the best techniques and resources to help children learn to read. We want to make teaching a child to read easy, effective, and engaging. Here … Continued