What are Sight Words?
Sight words consist of 220 of the most frequently used words in printed English, excluding nouns. From 50 to 75 percent of all words used in books, magazines, and newspapers can be found in the list of sight words. They are pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and verbs. Learning to recognize these words instantly by sight is essential to developing reading fluency and comprehension.
The list of 220 sight words consists of 5 levels of words, was compiled by Edward W. Dolch, Ph.D. in 1955, and is still recognized as valid.
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