Kindergarten Sight Words

“Sight words” is the term used for words that readers should recognize instantly. Recognition is important because sight words are so frequently used—making up, by some estimates, 50 to 75 percent of all words that children are likely to encounter (http://www.wisegeek.com/what-are-sight-words.htm). These words are recognized and read rather than sounded out using phonics skills.  Below is a list of words that by the end of Kindergarten your child should be familiar with and recognize easily.  To help you child, try making flashcards with the words below and practice them frequently.  Begin with the easier sight words and work up to the more difficult ones.

I have personally selected the following words that I feel are appropriate sight words for Kindergarten.  The words I’ve selected are among the 100 most common words in French.  Knowing these words will not only give your child more confidence when reading texts in French but will also improve your child’s writing in French.  Here is the list of words that I’ve chosen:

a

le

la

un

une

de

va

il

elle

tu

j’ai

et

les

je

ma

moi

voici

c’est

dans

maman

papa

If you wish to download the sight words choose the format you’d like below.

Microsoft Word document: Kindergarten Sight Words 1

PDF: Kindergarten Sight Words 1

You are probably now wondering what these sight words mean.  Below is the same list with a translation for you following each one. Many of these words have more than one meaning and usage.  To see all the different ways these words are used in French check out the website www.wordreference.com to translate French to English.

a – has (il a – he has)

le – the (masculine)

la – the (feminine)

un – a

une – a (feminine)

de – from, some

va – go

il – he

elle – she

tu – you

j’ai – I have

et – and

les – the (plural)

je – I

ma – my

moi – me

voici – here is…

c’est – It is

dans – in

maman – mom

papa – dad

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2 responses to “Kindergarten Sight Words

  1. Pingback: Grade 1 Sight Words | La classe de Mme Robinson

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