Sight Words/Phrases

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

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/

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 a top reader and writer today as a 7th grade student!

*****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. 

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List1.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List2.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List3.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List4.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List5.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List6.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List7.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List8.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List9.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List10.pdf

http://www.theschoolbell.com/Links/Dolch/pdffiles/phrases/List11.pdf

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

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

The people Look for some people
Write it down I like him
By the water So there you are
Who will make it? Out of the water
You and I A long time
What will they do? We were here
He called me Have you seen it?
We had their dog Could you go?
What did they say? One more time
When would you go? We like to write
No way All day long
A number of people Into the water
One or two It’s about time
How long are they? The other people
More than the other Up in the air
Come and get it She said to go
How many words? Which way?
Part of the time Each of us
This is a good day He has it
Can you see? What are these?
Sit down If we were older
Now and then There was an old man
But not me It’s no use
Go find her It may fall down
Not now With his mom
At your house See the water
From my room As big as the first
It’s been a long time But not for me
Will you be good? When will we go?
Give them to me How did they get it?
Then we will go From here to there
Now is the time Number two
An angry cat More people
May I go first? Look up
Write your name Go down
This is my cat All or some
That dog is big Did you like it?
Get on the bus A long way to go
Two of us When did they go?
Did you see it? For some of your people
The first word

 PHRASE SET 2 ~ The 2nd 100 Words from the Fry Instant Word List.   

Over the river A good man
My new place After the game
Another great sound Most of the animals
Take a little Our best things
Give it back Just the same
Only a little My last name
It’s only me That’s very good
I know why Think before you act
Three years ago Mother says to now
Live and play Where are you?
I need help Try your best
I work too much Move over
Any old time We found it here
Through the line Study and learn
Right now Kind of nice
Mother means it Spell your name
Same time tomorrow The good American
Tell the truth Change your clothes
A little boy Play it again
The following day Back off
We came home Give it away
We want to go Answer the phone
Show us around Turn the page
Form two lines The air is warm
A small house also Read my letters
Another old picture It’s still here
Write one sentence Where in the world
Set it up We need more
Put it there I study in school
Where does it end? I’m and American
I don’t feel well Such a mess
My home is large Point it out
It turned out well Right now
Read the sentence It’s a small world
This must be it Big and small
Hand it over Home sweet home
Such a big house Around the clock
The men asked for help Show and tell
A different land You must be right
They went here Tell the truth
Get to the point Good and plenty
Because we should Help me out
Even the animals It turned out well
It’s your place It think so
Good things Read the book

 

PHRASE SET 3 ~ The 3rd 100 Words from the Fry Instant Word List. 

Near the car Stay a while
Between the lines A few good men
My own father Don’t open the door
In the country You might be right
Add it up It seemed too good
Read every story Along the way
Below the water Next time
Plants and flowers It’s hard to open
Will it last Something good
Keep it up For example
Plant the trees In the beginning
Light the fire Those other people
The light in your eyes A group of friends
In my head We got together
Under the earth We left it here
We saw the food Both children
Close the door It’s my life
The big city Always be kind
We started the fire Read the paper
It never happened Run for miles
A good thought Once upon a time
Do it often Is it really true
We walked four miles It’s time to eat
Until the end Let me carry it
A second later Near the sea
Stop the music Talk to my father
Read your book The young face
Sing your son The long list
State your case My family
I miss you I cut myself
A very important person Above the clouds
On my side Watch the game
I took the car The peaceful Indians
So far so good Without a care
The young girl I like being on the team
My feet hurt The tall mountains
The dark night Next to me
A good idea A few children
It began to grow A long life
Watch the river A group of Indians
White clouds He started to cry
Too soon I hear the sea
Leave it to me An important idea
I hear the waves The first day of school
Almost enough Almost four miles

PHRASE SET 4 ~ Coming soon!  See http://www.amaesd.net/media/DIBELS/fry_600_instant_phrases.pdf

PHRASE SET 5 ~  Coming soon!  See http://www.amaesd.net/media/DIBELS/fry_600_instant_phrases.pdf

PHRASE SET 6 ~ Coming soon!  See http://www.amaesd.net/media/DIBELS/fry_600_instant_phrases.pdf

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