Fry Lists for 1,000 Word Challenge
Have you heard about Fry's Instant Words?
They are the most common words used in English, listed in order of frequency, and include all parts of speech. Also known as sight words or high frequency words, they must be easily recognized in order to achieve reading fluency. These words account for 50 to 75 percent of the words used in schoolbooks, library books, newspapers, and magazines, so it's important for children to learn the correct spelling and to recognize the words instantly by sight. This allows the child to concentrate on reading comprehension without having to stop and decode each word.
Want to support your student at home?
- Practice the list every day!
- Volunteer to be a list checker at school (working with students in grades 1-6), not necessarily your child's class.
- Become a classroom volunteer and help students in your child's class learn the words