Small Sight Word Cards
These small sight word cards have color-coded print. They are a good size to use with an individual student. The vowel patterns are printed in color to make them stand out in the words. Each color represents a specific vowel sound. All of the sight words taught in Phonetic Words And Stories, Books 1-8, are included. The same sight words are taught in Basic Phonics Patterns, Books 1, 2, 3, 4, 5-6, 7-8, and Know The Phonetic Code, Volumes 1-3.
In the Sound City Reading program, any word that cannot be decoded (sounded out) in the regular way is considered a sight word. Sight words are rule breakers. For example, after students learn to read phonetic words with the ee/feet pattern, including the words keep, feel, meet, and need, they are introduced to the sight word been. The word been must be taught as a sight word because the ee pattern is not pronounced like the long e sound heard in ee/feet. It is pronounced like the short i sound heard in i/in, instead.
When you go over these sight words with the student, use only the cards that have been taught. Students should study each new set of phonetic words first, and then learn any related sight words. In this way you will gradually add new sight words as you work through the program.
If students have not yet learned to read short vowel words, work with the Short Vowel Word Cards first. These cards teach the most common short vowel words. Unlike the words on the Sight Word Cards, the words on the Short Vowel Word Cards are phonetic. They are perfect to use with students who are just starting to read.
74 Word Cards, Approximately 4 1/4 inches wide and 2 3/4 inches high