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!***
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/
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CLICK HERE FOR FLASHCARDS:
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
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!*****
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.
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.
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.
Find six sets of 100 Fry phrases here:
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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