Sight Words/Phrases

Sight Words (Dolch and Fry Lists) and Sight Word Phrases

***Parents and Teachers!  Check out:  www.sightwords.com for some great FREE sight word games, flashcards, and more!***

READ ARTICLE ~ KEY TO EARLY LITERACY IS INVENTED SPELLING!

Decoding Tips for Parents (2) by Mrs. Araujo!

Dolch Word List

The Dolch List contains words that must be quickly recognized in order to have reading fluency.  If the child is spending too much time decoding, or figuring out words, then comprehension cannot occur.  The Dolch Words are the most frequently used words in the English language, making up 50 to 70 percent of any text!   Many of the Dolch words cannot be “sounded out” and must be learned by “sight,” or memorized.  PLEASE buy a blank set of index cards and drill sections of the word lists each evening.  Repetition and practice are very important to make these words automatic.  Again, once these basic sight words have been mastered, children will read more fluently, and this will have a positive impact on comprehension.

***Check out this great free sight to download sight word sentences!  Use them as story starters in K or grade 1!***  http://www.listenwriteread.com/

CLICK HERE FOR:  sight words pdf

CLICK HERE FOR FLASHCARDS:

http://www.sightwords.com/sight-words/flash-cards/#4up

I put the Preprimer-1st grade sight words in alphabetical order for parents, PLUS I listed tricks in helping children to memorize these sight words:  Preprimer – Grade 1 Sight Words

Pre-primer

Primer

Grade One

Grade Two

Grade Three

a

and

away

big

blue

can

come

down

find

for

funny

go

help

here

I

in

is

it

jump

little

look

make

me

my

not

one

play

red

run

said

see

the

three

to

two

up

we

where

yellow

you

all

am

are

at

ate

be

black

brown

but

came

did

do

eat

four

get

good

have

he

into

like

must

new

no

now

on

our

out

please

pretty

ran

ride

saw

say

she

so

soon

that

there

they

this

too

under

want

was

well

went

what

white

who

will

with

yes

after

again

an

any

ask

as

by

could

every

fly

from

give

going

had

has

her

him

his

how

just

know

let

live

may

of

old

once

open

over

put

round

some

stop

take

thank

them

then

think

walk

were

when

always

around

because

been

before

best

both

buy

call

cold

does

don’t

fast

first

five

found

gave

goes

green

its

made

many

off

or

pull

read

right

sing

sit

sleep

tell

their

these

those

upon

us

use

very

wash

which

why

wish

work

would

write

your

about

better

bring

carry

clean

cut

done

draw

drink

eight

fall

far

full

got

grow

hold

hot

hurt

if

keep

kind

laugh

light

long

much

myself

never

only

own

pick

seven

shall*

show

six

small

start

ten

today

together

try

warm

An IDEA:  When my son was in preschool and in kindergarten, we bought a notebook, and took 5 words daily from the Dolch and Fry lists (Fry lists below), and wrote 5 sentences each day together!  This helped GREATLY with his reading, creative writing, spelling, and his fine motor skills!  The notebook full of sentences will always be treasured, and he continues to be an excellent reader, writer, and speller!

*****TEACH YOUR CHILD TO SPELL THE WORDS!*****

Dolch Phrases

The following links are Dolch Phrase cards, with 12 phrases on each card.  Start in order, teaching 5 phrases per day.  Choral read them first with your child, then have your child practice rereading them throughout the day, as well as previously learned phrases, to build fluency.  When repeated reading of text or phrases is practiced regularly, students’ word recognition, fluency, and comprehension improve significantly. 

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Dolch Story

Follow this link to a story that contains all of the Dolch Words!  When repeated reading of text or phrases is practiced regularly, students’ word recognition, fluency, and comprehension improve significantly. 

http://www.mrsperkins.com/files/dolch_story_color.pdf

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Fry Word Lists

In 1996, Dr. Fry expanded on the Dolch Sight Word Lists and came up with the “Fry 1000 Instant Words.”   Dr. Fry found that the first 300 words are found in 65% of everything written!  So, here are links to 1000 of the most used words in reading and writing!  The list is divided into ten levels and then divided into groups of twenty-five words, based on frequency of use and difficulty.  Please be sure that your child is working towards recognizing these words automatically.

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_first_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_second_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_third_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_fourth_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_fifth_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_sixth_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_seventh_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_eighth_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_ninth_100.pdf

http://www.k12reader.com/Fry-Words/fry_tenth_100.pdf

 Fry Phrases

Find six sets of 100 Fry phrases here:

http://www.amaesd.net/media/DIBELS/fry_600_instant_phrases.pdf

When repeated reading of text or phrases is practiced regularly, students’ word recognition, fluency, and comprehension improve significantly. 

 PHRASE SET 1 actually contains the 1st 100 Words from the Fry Instant Word List.  These words represent 50% of all the words children encounter in elementary school reading.  

 

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