Are your first graders working on mastering sight words? Try these engaging first grade sight word worksheets which offer multiple ways to practice and learn those important high frequency words.
First Grade Sight Word Worksheets
These free printable first grade sight word worksheets offer meaningful learning opportunities for your students to learn the words on the Dolch sight word list. These are perfect for introducing new sight words and also spiral reviewing sight words all year long.
These sight word worksheets are perfect to use after mastering the words on the kindergarten sight words list. The 7 activities on each worksheet are consistent, so your students will know what is expected of them. They can complete the sight word activities independently and with confidence for each word on the 1st grade sight words list.
With so many opportunities to work with each word, your students will gain a lot of great practice. They’ll be reading the word, writing, spelling, and building the word on each printable worksheet.
These sight word activity sheets are fast for teachers to prep. There is no laminating, cutting, or stapling required. Simply print and go and you’re set. These are the perfect worksheets to help your students as they’re learning sight words and working on reading skills.
Utilize them during morning work, your literacy lessons, word work stations, or as independent practice or homework. They’ll be mastering their grade level sight words in no time.
Fast Prep for the Year
These printable sight word worksheets are engaging and effective for helping students practice sight words correctly. On top of that, they’re super fast for teachers to prep. You can even prep them for the whole year and be set to go. All you need to do is print them and find a great place to store them. Then, you can simply grab-and-go. I recommend printing and storing them in file folders or colorful trays. Then you can access any word at any time.
These sight word worksheets come in black and white. Therefore, you can use them even if you don’t have access to colored copies.
If you’re using these sight word worksheets digitally via Google Classroom, Seesaw, etc., you can upload the PDF into your learning platform ahead of time with the words you want your students to work on. Another option is to have the students complete the worksheet and submit a picture to your learning platform. Either way works great for digital learning.
Differentiating the First Grade Sight Word Activities
First grade is a pivotal grade level for reading and writing. Luckily, these first grade sight word worksheets are versatile. They can be used to differentiate and fill the sight word gaps in your curriculum.
These sight word activities follow the Dolch first grade sight word list. However, if you have kindergarten students who are ready to take on more challenging words, these can be used with them as well. When you know the needs of your students and see their word work, you’ll be able to determine which sight words they need to work on most. Then, you can assign the sight words they need the most practice with in order to master them and move on to tougher words.
These sight word worksheets can be used during your word of the week studies, as a spiral review, or to simply help students who need extra exposure to certain sight words. If you have a small group of students who all need more practice with a sight word, you can group them together based on level and have them complete that word.
On the other hand, if you have students who are flying through the words and ready for a challenge, you can extend the learning by having them complete the sight word activity and then read a leveled reader that focuses on that sight word. They can also practice writing complete sentences with the sight word.
These first grade sight word worksheets take sight word practice up a notch and offer a hands-on component, which is more effective than solely practicing with rote memorization drills. You can even allow students to use their creativity by completing the worksheets with colored pencils, crayons, or markers!
Utilizing the Sight Word Worksheets
To utilize the free printable first grade sight word worksheets, students will first read the sight word of focus. Next, they’ll practice tracing the word, following the arrows to ensure proper writing technique and directionality. Then they’ll write the word independently on the line.
Students get to use their creative talents for the next activity as they decorate the word written in bubble letters. You can give students directions for how to decorate to encourage listening skills or have them decorate it freely.
Next, they get to put on their word detective hat as they search, find, and circle the sight word hidden in the word search. To make this more fun, you can give students magnifying glasses and highlighters to find and circle the words.
After that, the students will look at the letters of the alphabet and color in the letters that spell the sight word. To wrap up the activity, they’ll fill in the missing letters in the words at the bottom of the worksheet to spell the word correctly.
That’s a lot of meaningful sight word practice wrapped up into one effective and no-prep sight word activity!
I hope you enjoy incorporating these first grade sight word worksheets into your classroom. Word work is about to get really fun for your students and their reading skills will be taking off in no time!
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These sight word worksheets pair perfectly with our Superhero Sight Word Mats for Google Slides and Seesaw! Use the mats online and then add the worksheets for extra practice!