Need more opportunities for your pre-k students to practice sight words? These free printable pre-primer sight words worksheets are a fun and effective way for your pre-k students to master their word list!
Pre-K Sight Word Worksheets
In pre-k, students begin working on learning sight words. The Dolch pre-primer sight words list is the perfect place for young readers to start working on words. These free sight word printable worksheets will give your pre-k, preschool, and even kindergarten students many meaningful opportunities to practice and work on these high frequency words.
Your students will get to work with each of the 40 pre-primer words on the Dolch sight word list in 7 different ways on each worksheet. These 7 activities will help students identify, read, spell, build, and write the words. Since each sight word worksheet focuses only on one word, your students can hone in on learning that word without getting confused.
These worksheets not only offer free sight word practice for students, but they also offer a no-prep option for teachers. Simply print and go, that’s it! These pre-k sight word worksheets can also be uploaded as a digital activity if you are using Google Classroom, Seesaw, or another digital learning platform.
Add these no-prep worksheets to your morning tubs, literacy lessons, early finisher activities, or as an independent sight word activity. The directions are the same for each sight word, so your students will know exactly what to do and can complete them with success.
No-Prep Sight Word Worksheets
These free printable worksheets are fun, effective, and best of all…no-prep! To get these ready for your students, simply print and go. No cutting, stapling, or laminating required. The sight word worksheets come in black and white, so you can use them even if you don’t have access to colored copies.
If you want to plan ahead and save time down the road, you can print multiple words at once and store them in file folders or colorful trays for easy grab-and-go access.
Additionally, if you are using them digitally, 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.
Differentiated Pre-Primer Sight Word Activities
These pre-k sight word worksheets are very versatile and can be used in a variety of ways, making differentiation a breeze. There are 40 pre-primer words included. You can easily use these worksheets for pre-k and preschool sight word work and kindergarten sight word work. Depending on the needs of your students, you can assign the word or words they need the most practice with to achieve mastery.
Here are a few ways in which you can utilize these sight word worksheets:
- Complete a worksheet for the word of the week.
- Revisit common words students struggle with,
- Assign certain words to small groups depending on level.
- Spiral review words throughout the year.
- Assign more challenging words to students who are ready.
- Have students work on reading fluency by completing a worksheet and then read a leveled reader focusing on that word.
Each sight word worksheet follows the same pattern of activities to read the word and write the word, so you only need to teach students how to use it one time and they’ll be set to successfully complete the rest of the word work worksheets.
These pre-primer sight word worksheets make practice more fun, engaging, and hands-on than other types of activities, such as flash cards or rote memorization drills.
To make learning sight words even more fun for your students, you can let them complete the worksheets using colored pencils, crayons, or markers! They’ll love it!
Implementing the Sight Word Worksheets
To implement the free printable pre-k sight word worksheets, students will first read the focus sight word at the top of the page. Next, they’ll work on tracing the word, following the arrows to ensure proper writing technique and directionality. Then they will write the word independently on the line.
Students get to become artists for the next activity as they decorate the word written in bubble letters. If you wanted to encourage direction following, you could give students specific directions, such as, “Give the first letter big blue polka dots.”
They also get to be word detectives by finding and circling the sight words 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. Finally, they will fill in the missing letters in the words at the bottom of the worksheet to spell the word correctly.
In just one no-prep worksheet, students are getting a ton of meaningful practice and word work opportunities.
These sight word worksheets are perfect for practicing pre-primer sight words in any pre-k classroom! They’ll become sight word reading rockstars in no time after completing these fun sight word activities!
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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!