High Frequency Words

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Parts of Clothes: Hat
Parts of Clothes: Hat
Worksheet
Parts of Clothes: Hat
Show your little one different parts of a beanie hat in this fun activity. She'll clip out the sight words at the bottom and paste them in the correct spots.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Parts of Clothes: Blouse
Parts of Clothes: Blouse
Worksheet
Parts of Clothes: Blouse
Learn the different parts of a blouse with this fun match-up activity! Your little one can learn a few new sight words, all about the clothes we wear.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Parts of Clothes: Blue Jeans
Parts of Clothes: Blue Jeans
Worksheet
Parts of Clothes: Blue Jeans
Teach your little one about the different parts of the clothes we wear! With this blue jeans cut-out activity, he'll learn a few useful new sight words.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Make a Name Puzzle
Make a Name Puzzle
Activity
Make a Name Puzzle
Help your child understand that letters, put in a certain order, make words. In this fun activity they'll get to make their own puzzle, and practice letters, too!
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Activity
Hopped Up Hide and Seek
Hopped Up Hide and Seek
Activity
Hopped Up Hide and Seek
This slightly tweaked version of "Hide and Go Seek" hones listening: a key skill for kindergarten.
Preschool
Social studies
Activity
Sight Word Island Hopping!
Sight Word Island Hopping!
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Sight Word Island Hopping!
All you need is chalk and pavement to set up this silly, fun, and practical game that reinforces important vocabulary.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Reading Tour
Reading Tour
Activity
Reading Tour
Help your first grader build sight word knowledge by creating a reading pointer and taking the family on a house-wide reading tour!
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Practice Reading with a Word Hunt
Practice Reading with a Word Hunt
Activity
Practice Reading with a Word Hunt
Practice reading with this fun game, where your first grader will "hunt" for hidden words around the house.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Make and Play a Loteria Board Game
Make and Play a Loteria Board Game
Activity
Make and Play a Loteria Board Game
Play loteria, a Mexican board game! Help your child make this fun and festive game to help her build her vocabulary and have a blast while she's at it.
2nd grade
Social studies
Activity
Valentine's Word Game
Valentine's Word Game
Activity
Valentine's Word Game
Foster a love of words in your little cupid this Valentine's Day by creating a memory game that doubles as an early reading activity.
1st grade
Reading & Writing
Activity
Ellie's Scarf
Ellie's Scarf
Story
Ellie's Scarf
Kids will love learning positional words in this whimsical math story.
Preschool
Reading & Writing
Story
Hop On Those Spelling Words!
Hop On Those Spelling Words!
Activity
Hop On Those Spelling Words!
Those second grade spelling lists may be getting serious, but that's no reason to stop having fun. Here's a high-energy hopscotch game to try.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
Activity

High Frequency Words

Some of the first words your child learns are high frequency words. High frequency words are exactly what they sound like -- words that come up often in speaking, reading, and writing, and that are easiest to learn simply by repetition. Help your child become familiar with high frequency words with our treasure trove of materials -- worksheets, flash cards, articles, lesson plans, and lots more.
After recently learning the alphabet, opening a book and seeing all of the now recognizable letters grouped together in ways young learners may not understand can be jarring. Many of those words are repeated often, compounding the confusion.
Learning these will drastically increase the understandability of a passage when a new reader approaches it. The most common list of high frequency words is a list of over 300 words commonly occurring in children’s literature, composed by Edward Dolch.
While it is inconceivable to have your students memorize all of the words in the English language, these high frequency words are being taught as sight words, meaning students should be able to read them simply by seeing them. Phonemic awareness can help, but many of the high frequency words are phonetically irregular.
There are many ways to approach learning these high frequency words:
  • Flashcards - Write the words on index cards and show them to the children. Start with 10 words. Once the student can quickly and consistently identify the first ten, start another 10, interspersing the first 10 so the student doesn’t forget them.
  • Word Search - Having students search for a particular pattern of letters in an otherwise randomly assembled field will help to cement this group of letters as a word when reading.
  • Complete the Sentence - Using high frequency words to fill in the blank in a sentence will not only help the students remember and identify the sight word, but also associate its meaning and usage.