Editorial Review

A noteworthy review of Learning Sight Words from School Library Journal on April 1, 2021

Cover: His Brown Horse

Sight words, or words that developing readers can identify by memory without decoding them, are introduced through different scenarios in this series. Books take a set of two or three sight words and highlight them by repeating them in different sentences throughout the text (‘Green apples are hard. Green apples are crunchy’). This helps readers both learn to identify the sight words and focus on the unfamiliar words in the text. Page layouts are bright and colorful, and engaging photographs align with the text on the page. A diverse group of children is shown in the photographs. A helpful note for educators and caregivers is provided at the end, describing the importance of learning sight words for building literacy skills. VERDICT These texts use proven techniques to help teach early readers essential sight words; a strong choice for collections supporting students in the primary grades.

—Kathryn Ferrante

Products Reviewed

Title   ATOS Format Qty
His Brown Horse
Six Small Seeds
Cold Water
It Is Hot
All Night Long
Green Apples
Two White Sheep
Brother and Sister
Always Be Kind
You Must Walk
On Your Street
Laugh Together

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