It is hard to overstate the importance of a good start in learning to read and of learning and retaining the basic sight words to the level of instant recognition. For some children this comes naturally, but for many, regular refreshment is necessary to retain the basic sight word shapes in memory, until they become second-nature. These graded blackline master resource books uses large and small motor activities and sentence reading and writing activities with contextual clues to introduce 24 - 29 basic sight words. The activities that explore each word are repeated, so that independence is quickly achieved. The reinforcement activities will keep the basic sight words fresh in the minds of slower starters as well as subtly beginning to teach some word attack and spelling strategies. Activities build into a book that children can use as an independent reading resource.