Reading games: learning sight words

Play "My pile your pile" to expand your child's vocabulary and improve reading fluency.
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“My pile, your pile” is a flashcards-based game that you can play to help build your child’s reading skills. Playing this game can help by:

  • Giving your child practice recognizing sight words. When children learn to recognize common words on sight, it helps with reading fluency.
  • Improving your child’s reading fluency. Fluency means reading smoothly and at an even pace.
  • Building your child’s vocabulary. The more new words your child learns, the easier it is to read with fluency and the better your child will understand what they read.
  • Read more about fluency in kindergarten and first grade and in second and third grade. See what fluency looks like for kindergartners, first graders, second graders, and third graders.

    Print out a list of sight words for preschool, kindergarten, first grade, second grade, and third grade. You can use these words to play “My Pile, your pile” to build your child’s sight word recognition.

    Print out a list of vocabulary words for first grade, second grade, third grade, or other grades. You can use these words to play “My Pile, your pile” to build your child’s vocabulary.

    Most of all, have fun!

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