Spectrum Sight Words 2015 Grade 1
These books are based on Fry’s Instant Sight Word List. This is a list of the 300 most frequently used words. It’s calculated that young children encounter about 50-75% of these words as they begin to read. This series is designed to acquaint the young reader with those words and to provide activities to promote the learning of these words. Each worksheet targets 3 or 4 words. The student first writes these words and then completes an activity such as matching words and meanings, filling in missing letters, or answering questions. Every third page is a review worksheet. These worksheets make up the bulk of these 150 pg, pb books but there are additional activities in the back – close sentences (pick a word to complete the sentence), scrambled sentences, and flash cards. Also in the back is a complete answer key and three 100-words-per-page sight word lists. Evidently “sight” words means different things to different people. Although the words on these lists are considered by some educators to be “sight” words, to my phonics-familiar scrutiny many (such as at, big, way, ball, cut, set) seem to fall into common word families and conform to phonics rules typically presented to kindergartners and first graders. ~ Janice
If you’re looking for a basic practice workbook, consider this series of educationally solid, quality books. From McGraw-Hill, these books have their roots in basal lines like SRA and Merrill (and other lines combined into the SRA group over the years). Because customers have asked for good, basic, interesting practice books, I’ve looked at many (including all the different ones those customers have mentioned). These are unquestionably the best - the best value, the most educational in content, the most interesting (even without little characters and graphic “gimmicks”); all in all the most complete, comprehensive and appealing of the lot. These are more like complete worktexts than mere practice books, but at a low cost. Material is secular but wholesome (some of it looks like it could have been culled from earlier textbook lines, before they “modernized”) and traditional in format, but varied and involving. All series are written to be primarily self-instructional. The pages are all perforated and answers are included. Below are the titles of each series and the grade levels available (a separate worktext for each grade level). Each subject series is described in more detail in the appropriate sections of the catalog (see index for locations).