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2nd Grade Sight Words

By second grade, these words are more commonly referred to as wall words. Typically, they are prominently displayed (preferably at a child’s eye level) on the wall for a student to reference. A second grader should spell these words correctly.


Second Grade Sight Words

To assist a child in obtaining the correct spelling, these words are typically alphabetized and placed on a wall in the classroom.

are easy listen second they
answer enough make since thing
above first made sometimes usually
another found more said use
about float many saw very
after friends new sure with
again favorite nice school went
before girl one small won
because have our thank won’t
best how other those where
being hear off that’s were
body house often talking wanted
beautiful however outside them who
brothers heard people to wrong
could its phone two when
can’t into pretty too what
city idea piece tell will
clock joke quit there write
crash jump question they’re watch
caught junk ride their why
children knew right thought was
don’t kicked rain through whole
didn’t low really than we
drink line sister then young
eating little

More About 2nd Grade Sight Words

Many of the above words can also be found on a spelling demons list – a list of misspelled words. It is common for students to misspell phonetically irregular words and homophones.

Many sight words are phonetically irregular, they must be taught as a whole word. A child will need to memorize how to spell these words and automatically recognize them. In addition, many sight words are homophones; words that sound the same but have different meanings and spellings, e.g. to, two, too, ate, eight. Many of the above second grade words can also be found on Dolch’s 220 instant word list and his 95 nouns list.

Students are expected to reference the above list and spell the above words correctly. If your child is struggling with any of these second grade words, make a journal or create index cards and review these words with your child.

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