Learning how to teach sight words is a difficult task and may take a lot of trial and error. From the earliest days of school, we begin to develop the techniques required to read. These encompass all types of words: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs and objects. Sight words are the 220 words that a reader can readily recognize as soon as he or she sees them. Many of them can not be represented by pictures and have to be learned by sheer memorization. Sight words, often known as high frequency words and , Dolch words make up approximately 65 percent of the words that we read.
To help a child develop the vocabulary they will require to read with excellent proficiency, it is a good idea to begin to teach them sight words before they head off to school and then each year in school. There are lists of sight words broken down into grade levels to aid parents and teachers in determining which words to concentrate their efforts on, depending on the age and grade level of the child.