Sight Words 1
Common English Words
Easily teach students to recognise and understand the most common words in written English.
- Teaches students to recognise and understand the most common words in written English
- Developed by a reading specialist
- Unique, patent pending teaching tool
- Choose from 200 sight words
- Complements any phonics program
- Fully customisable
- App Available on iPad, Android and Mac
What is Sight Words 1 Pro?
Sight Words 1 Pro helps you to teach students who are learning to read and spell to automatically recognise and understand the 200 most common words in English. The app uses a unique, highly effective teaching method to improve word recognition, reading fluency and vocabulary knowledge. It was developed by Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD, a speech-language pathologist specialising in reading difficulties.
Sight Words 1 Pro includes 200 of the most common words in written English. The app is fully customisable and a perfect complement to any phonics program. We are confident that it will become a favourite teaching tool for anyone interested in teaching students to read and spell. Sight Words 1 Pro is based on research into reading acquisition and was developed by reading specialist and speech-language pathologist Dr. Bartek Rajkowski, PhD. While the app is designed to be able to be used independently, it is a perfect complement to our flagship program, Reading Sounds™ 1 Pro.
Why Teach Sight Words?
The past several decades of research have provided conclusive evidence that competent readers are skilled in using letter-sound knowledge to work out (decode) unfamiliar words when reading. Teaching methods that begin by teaching students letter-sound relationships (synthetic phonics methods) have been shown to be more effective than other approaches in teaching reading, regardless of whether students do or do not have reading difficulties. Decoding skills are crucial for self-teaching, as they may be used to work out regular words (words with regular sound-spelling patterns, such as ‘stop’ and ‘flight’) however they are not as useful for learning the approximately 20% of English words with irregular spellings (words such as ‘who’ and ‘said’).
Research suggests that in addition to being taught to decode, students should be explicitly taught to recognise common words, especially those with irregular spellings. Learning to instantly recognise highly frequent words (sight words) helps students to develop fluency in reading. Sight Words 1 Pro uses a patent pending, self-adjusting, multisensory teaching method to teach beginning and struggling readers to rapidly, automatically and accurately recognise the most common sight words in English.
Please note: teaching students sight words before they have learnt basic decoding skills is NOT recommended, and not supported by research! Teaching sight words should be a complementary strategy to assist the development of fluency as part of a systematic, phonics based method of reading instruction.
If you have any questions or need help, please don't hesitate to contact us!
Summary of Features
- Created by a reading specialist
- Easy to use
- Fun, intuitive and powerful teaching tool
- Perfect for students who have mastered basic decoding skills
- Helps teach recognition and comprehension of 200 of the most common words in written English
- Patent-pending, adjustable memory-aid system helps students remember sight words
- Create and save custom sight word sets to complement any synthetic phonics approach
How to get Sight Words 1 Pro
Sight Words 1 Pro is available as an iPad, Mac or Android app. To view it in the app store or to buy and download it, click on one of the buttons below: