Most sight words can be taught through rules and letter to sound relationships. Children learn words much quicker this way. Words become sight words through repeated exposure. A new reader can be taught sight words by sounding them out, practicing them with flashcards, and playing with magnetic letters. I think the best way to learn to read sight words quickly is to have a reader practice reading sight words while reading books.There are some free fiction and non-fiction books from Starfall. The first books have a read to you option. Just click on the picture of the ear by the words on each page. The rest of the books can be read to an early reader, share read, or read alone by an early reader.
There are three sets of books written with mostly sight words. You will find these sets for sale in Starfall's online store. Look for the I'm Reading book sets. If you buy four or more sets at the same time, the price for each set goes down. This buying books in bulk option is good for teachers or a group of parents.
I've created flashcards with sounding out tips printed on the back to go with the Now I'm Reading! Take-Home-Booklet Set #3. I've used this set of flashcards for tutoring. These can be purchased if you contact me.
You can look in the back of the book covers from the I'm Reading books from Starfall and make your own flashcards.
I'm not getting paid from any purchases from Starfall's books. I just like them and think you will too!