Kindergarten Sight Words List
– By Parts of Speech
Some words were more difficult to categorize due to their multiple meanings. In fact, many sight words have more than one meaning, which is one of the reasons why they are found so often in our language. The word back is a great example as it can function as a noun (my back hurts), adverb (give it back), adjective (back door) or even a verb (back your car out of the drive way).
Kindergarten Sight Words
We categorized our kindergarten sight words according to parts of speech, specifically adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions, prepositions, pronouns and verbs. There are no noun on our kindergarten sight words lists. To be consistent with our other posts, we referenced Dolch’s sight word list by part of speech, where applicable.
Sight Words List 1
These 25 sight words should be learned as whole words – a child must automatically recognize them upon sight. Once a child masters these words, proceed to the next list.
- Adjectives: a & the
- Adverbs: here & up
- Conjunction: and
- Prepositions: on, at, to & in
- Pronouns: my, this, it, I, we, me & you
- Verbs: come, is, am, go, like, said, look, see & can
Sight Word List 2
Once your child masters the first 25 words, proceed to the following 25 sight words.
- Adjectives: little, big & one
- Adverbs: out, no, where, not & yes
- Prepositions: from, by, down, of, with & for
- Pronouns: she, he, they & his
- Verbs: are, went, going, run, have, will & was
Sight Word List 3
Once your child masters the first 50 words, proceed to the following sight words.
- Adjectives: all, an & first
- Adverbs: again, so, away, there, then, when & why
- Conjunction: because
- Preposition: after
- Pronouns: what, who & her
- Verbs: eat, make, want, came, saw, could, get, did, has & do
Sight Word List 4
Once your child masters the first 75 words, proceed to the following sight words.
- Adjective: some
- Adverbs: now, off, only, very & just
- Conjunctions: but, if & or
- Prepositions: about, over & into
- Pronouns: him, them, those, that, our, their & your
- Verbs: be, saw, been, would, had & made
It is important to note that Dolch specifically excluded nouns from his sight word list. He derived his list using service words; words that are used in all written material regardless of the subject. The same cannot be said about noun except for a select few, e.g. thing & man. Automatically recognizing sight words greatly assists a child when learning to read.