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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.

Related source from our store: Spanish mini-books: Sight Word Hay

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.

Related source from our store: Spanish mini-books – Sight Word Mi

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.

12 Comments

  1. Coolchillmom on at

    This is a great resource. Printing my sight words right away!



  2. kentuckygal50 on at

    These are great. I took Spanish for the first time in college and had a lot of trouble with ser and estar…but I think I finally got it. I grew up nearly bilingual (English and French), but I would like to pass along a second language to my children and I think they would have more chance to use Spanish.



    • It’s great being bilingual. I hope you can pick up Spanish in the future.



  3. Que bueno, me voy a imprimir las palabras gracias por los recursos Barbara!



  4. Que excelente ! esto me va a servir mucho para mis hijas, mil gracias 🙂



  5. I grew up bilingual as did my husband, our son is learning to be as well. I studied Spanish in high school and truly wish that I kept with it.



    • I hope you get the chance to pick Spanish again. It’s so wonderful your family is growing up bilingual.



  6. These are great! I will definitely be using them with my kids. I am forever trying to get them to embrace Spanish, especially reading it. Thanks!



    • It’s so good to read that Gina. I hope your kids will give it a chance.



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