For students who want to improve their sight reading and prefer a structured program, some helpful books are available.
My favorites are Sight Reading and Rhythm Every Day (which Eric has used with several students) and Alfred’s Premier Piano Course Sight Reading.
Sight Reading and Rhythm Every Day offers several books that emphasize rhythm drills and more. As the website explains, they help to develop students’ skills “with key recognition, time signature recognition, pattern identification, interval recognition, and immediate response to articulation and dynamics. See
All of Alfred’s Premier Course Sight Reading books include “14 units correlated with the lesson books, and each unit contains five activities that emphasize note reading, rhythm, playing without stopping, and playing expressively.” Check out http://www.alfred.com/Browse/Instruments/PianoKeyboard.aspx.
Either book series will help students launch a more successful sight reading experience.