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What are Sight Words?

Sight words are words that appear very often in written texts. They often do not follow basic phonics rules, and may also be difficult to represent with pictures or drawings, as they are not nouns (people, places or things). Some examples of sight words are “service” words such as “the”, “a”, “am”, “I”, “she”, “they”, “where” and so on.

If you have heard of CVC words as well, you may be wondering about the difference between CVC and sight words. CVC words are simple one-syllable words that follow basic phonics rules, so your child can read them by putting together the sounds of each letter in the word. (You can refer to our earlierblog article on CVC words here.) Sight words, on the other hand, should be mem