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These are sight words that pop up often as your child reads. 

The following is a list of 30 sight words or as we call them,
popcorn words, that will be taught throughout the school year!


I           the          my          see          is

      not        for          can          of           go      

said        this         all          are         you

do          will         me         she          has

and         he           to          we          have

was         it           or           a              his


Here are some fun activities you can do to practice your popcorn words:

  • Write the words on index cards and hide them in a room and have your child go on a word hunt, find them, and read them.
  • Make up silly sentences with the words.
  • Spray shaving cream on the side of the bathtub spread it around and have your child write the words in the shaving cream with their finger.
  • Put the cards in alphabetical order.
  • Sort them into piles according to the number of letters they have.
  • Sort them into piles according to the beginning letter.
  • Clap the word to find out how many parts there are in each one.
  • Give your child a newspaper article or one of my weekly newsletters and a yellow marker and let him/her be a word detective and highlight the popcorn words he/she sees.
  • Give your child an old magazine and have him/her cut out popcorn words he/she sees.


     Have fun with these ideas. 

I will send other ideas home throughout the year.