Spanish sight words

Spanish sight words are a simple one or two-syllable words that can only be learned by memorization. Just like in English, Spanish sight words are important for reading.

Eventually, the reader becomes more aware of phonetics and print awareness. More importantly, readers can now begin to comprehend what they are reading.  

Spanish sight words are easy to learn using the free diagram charts. You can also use the cut out sight words.

Learning the Spanish sight words in a fun game of memory or sentence construction is educational and interactive. You can also use many beginning reading books to look for these words.

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Even better, when you use bilingual English and Spanish books, it allows for memory retention.  To keep track of sight words, you can use a journal or the following chart:

Spanish sight words

Other learning activities for learning Spanish sight words are matching games and fill in the blank sentences. By using several simple sentences, children can use the sight words to complete the sentences.

Examples of How to Use Spanish Sight Words

Here are a few examples:

  1. El libro esta en el cajón. (The book is in the drawer.)
  2. Yo soy un doctor. (I am a doctor.)
  3. Hay un perro el la casa. (There is a dog in the house.)
  4. Él come una manzana. (He eats an apple.)
  5. Ella tiene un barrilete. (She has a kite.)
Spanish sight words

You can also use the fill in the blank worksheet. By using this worksheet, your students can practice Spanish sight words.

Another great way for them to learn the sight words is covering one side. Simply, cover the English side and allow children to tell you the Spanish side.

If children have a writing journal, have them pick five sight words. Use the words to make five separate sentences. Then, have them read them out loud.

Spanish sight words

Also, you can use flashcards with English and Spanish meanings. If possible, use a simple sentence with each sight word.

Reading with sight words also enhances reading comprehension. When reading basic books at their reading level, look for those words listed here.

This learning technique enhances children’s reading comprehension, print awareness, phonetics, and spelling. With just 20 to 30 minutes a day, children will be on their way to becoming active readers. 

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Barbara Mascareno

Barbara is an educational writer, teacher, and instructional designer. She loves to write K-12 education content, teaching strategies, bilingual education approaches, and foreign language.

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