But how do I know if a word should be hyphenated or not?
Well, the best option would be to check a recent dictionary. However, if you follow the below rules, you shouldn't have much trouble either.
1. We use the hyphen with two or more adjectives before a noun that act as one idea .
2. We use the hyphen with expressions where words are linked by usage to express one idea.
3. We use the hyphen with fractions and ordinal numbers consisting of two words.
4. We use the hyphen with words prefixed by self -, all -, ex -, or cross -.
But in what cases we do not use the hyphen?
1. We do not use the hyphen with compounds using comparative or superlative adjectives.
2. We do not use the hyphen with modifiers using a letter or numeral as the second element.
4. We do not use the hyphen with chemical terms.
S ight words are common words that are found in everyday print; they make up over 50% of all written material. There are many sight word lists circulating today. The most prominent lists were published separately by two PhD’s, Dolch and Fry.
Dolch’s sight word list contains 220 service words. He categorized these words into the following five groups: pre-primer, primer, first, second and third. Dolch intentionally excluded nouns from this list.
Fry created a list containing the most common words in English. The first 100 words make up over 50% of all written material. His list contains 1,000 words, the table above includes the first 225.Sight Word List
The table below contains both Dolch and Fry’s sight word lists. This information was provided above in separate PDF files.Sight Word List
Another option is to contact your school to obtain a sight word list. If they do not have one readily available, consider using the lists below to assist your child in obtaining a sight word vocabulary.
Our kindergarten curriculum identified 25 sight words that a child should automatically recognize by the end of kindergarten. They also provided additional words for a child who mastered the first list of sight words.First Grade Sight Words
By the end of first grade, a child should automatically recognize and correctly spell sight words.2nd Grade Sight Words
Sight words are no longer in vogue; the terminology changes from sight words to wall words. These words are typically displayed on a wall, students should spell these words correctly.
I work as a Nanny on an ad hoc basis and have one familie whose children watch sight words on TV. Being that I’m not ad advocate for using TV as a babysitter I decided to print out a list of words, bring my Scrabble Game with me tonight and see if I can get the boys interested.
For that reason I consulted your site and printed out words. Hopefully I will be able to teach them nouns and verbs, at least; being that the younger one is only 3, the other one 6, but has some difficulty concentrating. TV, for him, is an escape, and I would love to have him escape to a world of beautiful words.Reply
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