I can't keep up with all those flash cards with the sight words on them.
They get lost or messed up or mixed up.
I looked all over the Internet and couldn't find a free substitute, so I created this program to help my kids learn and I put up this web site to help you and yours too. I hope it helps.
If you have any feedback (and especially if you spot any errors or problems)
please email me, Jay@JayBraver.com. Thanks.
Select 'Test' or 'Drill', the section of words you want to work on, then click 'Start Now'.
In random order, each Dolche Sight Word will appear on the screen.
When your child correctly names the word,
just click and the next word will appear.
And that's all there is to it.
If it took your child less than 3.5 seconds to name the word, it counts as a word s/he 'got'.
If it takes more than 3.5 seconds (or you have to tell him or her what the word is),
it will be counted as 'missed'.
Drill vs. Test
The 'Drill' is for learning the words and training for the test.
It will continue to re-show the missed words until your child has gotten them all.
The 'Test' will run through all of the words once and give the results.
Teachers can use it for the testing and you can tell how your child is progressing.
Tips & Hints
This program takes the place of the flash-cards, but does NOT replace you working with your young reader on the sight words. S/he still needs you to judge if s/he got it or not and to tell him what the correct word is.
When the child misses a word, take your time before clicking through to the next word. A missed word is missed no matter how long it takes. So make sure they take time to learn the word and are ready for the next one.
Always make sure your child is focused on the screen before moving on to the next word.
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This is the grouping and order in which my children's 1st grade teachers (East Jackson Elementary in Nicholson Georgia) taught and tested my boy/girl twin seven year olds. I believe the easier words are towards the first groupings.
go, help, look, at, run, me, here, come, get, down, jump, said, and, I, no, you, can, that, not, is, to, with, play, did, find, the, away, we, see, want, this, ride, in, will, for, one, do, who, a, like, what, up, it, has, now, work, my, little, have, two
red, three, big, funny, its, but, from, first, be, as, blue, after, call, yellow, where, yes, thank, out, eat, good, are, there, too, put, on, dont, please, fast, take, read, know, she, let, how, all, make, he, they, ran, went, was, white, black, pretty, try, got, her, him, came, new
had, your, soon, saw, them, walk, so, am, by, many, brown, four, long, give, may, cut, hot, grow, every, again, fall, done, into, any, going, his, just, found, could, five, laugh, an, buy, green, made, about, some, wish, when, of, round, under, very, which, tell, show, right, must, off, sleep
old, over, our, once, wash, why, think, does, around, cold, before, live, goes, kind, best, keep, both, bring, always, if, better, far, because, clean, fly, been, light, six, start, pick, ten, much, those, or, only, never, would, their, say, today, use, small, full, carry, ate, draw, drink, hold, eight, own, shall, myself, seven, sing, these, together, warm, open, write, upon, then, were, ask, well, stop, gave, us, hurt, sit, pull