The mission of Sight Word Busters is to ensure primary students master high-frequency words (sight words) using well-trained community volunteers working one-on-one with students in their own classrooms, employing consistent practices, self-paced goals, and positive reinforcement.
Founded in 2011, Sight Word Busters is a grass roots, volunteer-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports TK (Transitional Kindergarten) through Second grade students in schools throughout Placer County and beyond. Students love working with our trained volunteers. Volunteers love watching students make progress in reading. Teachers appreciate daily sight word reinforcement for their students without having to prepare activities for the volunteers. Linda LoBue, founder and coordinator of the Sight Word Buster volunteer program, has worked in education for 35 years as a teacher, principal, and reading specialist. Her many years of experience have taught her the importance of children developing strong literacy skills before they enter third grade. Children who attain literacy prior to this defining period are significantly more likely to succeed academically and in their long-term pursuits. This is the mission that Linda has brought to Placer County. Sight Word Busters has officially received the highest level of recognition from GuideStar.