Spanish sight words

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I’ve read in multiple places that there’s no need to teach sight words in Spanish like we do to English beginning readers.  Spanish is much more consistent in its letter-sound relationships, whereas to read English, we need to have a large sight word vocabulary in order to deal with the language’s letter sound inconsistencies.

However, particularly with my struggling readers (who are learning to read in Spanish), I’ve noticed that it is still useful for them to memorize some sight words.  Even if a Spanish word is very simple to sound out, reading becomes even easier if the chid can automatically recognize some high-frequency words.

That’s why I created these!  They’re simple sheets that can be printed out to help kids memorize sight words in Spanish.  Each sheet is the same, so that the kids (and parents, if you send them home as homework) quickly know what to do.


The kids trace the word (notice how the middle word is capitalized, so they aren’t confused if they see the word at the beginning of a sentence in a book they’re reading), find the word, and then write the word.  I can’t wait to send a few of these sheets home with my kiddos over Christmas break!

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Alison

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I’m Alison, a literacy specialist and Director of Curriculum and Instruction at my school. I love getting kids excited about reading and writing – and sharing teaching ideas with other teachers!

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