Sight Words

Dear Parents,

Below you will find a new list of the 122 CCC sight words your child will be expected to know by the end of first grade. You can use this list to help your child practice at home. With regards to spelling these words, we do not expect first graders to spell every single one of these words correctly, but you can still use this list as a way to help improve their spelling when they write as many are words they will write frequently. The list is in alphabetical order so it should be easier to find words to spell.

Additionally, every week on your child’s homework, you will see weekly sight words that correspond with this list. We have broken them up so that a small set of words can be focused on each week. The week numbers correlate the to week we are on for Being a Reader, so the week number may not align with the actual week of school, as we will occasionally take a break from introducing new words some weeks. These words will help your child progress as a reader. The sight words can be found on our First Grade Website in both list and flashcard format if you are interested in printing at home for practice. Print two sets of the flashcards and play a family game of memory!

The reason these are called “sight words” or “high frequency words” is because they are words that we frequently come across as readers and at times they do not follow spelling patterns, so therefore cannot be sounded out. When your child comes across one of these words when reading, try to point it out and remind them that it may not be able to be sounded out. As students start to recognize these words, their reading fluency (do they sound like fluent readers) and accuracy increase.

Happy Reading,

The First Grade Teachers

Sight Words By Being a Reader Week

Week 1: No new words

Week 2: No new words

Week 3: he, she, can't, isn't, to, get

Week 4: no, yes, down, go, where, my

Week 5: by, here, saw, they, was, little

Week 6: put, what, do, like, have, home

Week 7: said, of, her, his, some, come

Week 8: out, say, says, so, make, there

Week 9: be, look, good, want, water, from

Week 10: for, again, many, people, your, very

Week 11: could, would, should, were, both, does

Week 12: every, other, mother, brother, woman, women

Week 13: boy, toward, over, their, old, cold

Week 14: told, one, two, don't, won't, too

Week 15: who, school, thought, father, after, work

Week 16: head, read, never, ever, only, give

Week 17: live, walk, talk, because, children, even

Week 18: picture, move, great, though, once, enough

Week 19: watch, been, few, kind, find, mind

Week 20: word, four, answer, learn, young, large

Week 21: earth, most, change

Weeks 22-end of year: review all sight words