What are high frequency words?
High-frequency words are the words that appear most often in printed materials. Learning to recognize high-frequency words by sight is critical to developing fluency in reading.
Ideas for Teaching High-Frequency Words
- Have students create rebus sentences, using high-frequency words such as the, is, and in.
- Write high-frequency words on cards. Have students form sentences using a pocket chart.
- Have students keep lists of words they can read and write. When they have trouble with a word, they can refer to their notebooks.
- Point out similarities between new words and those students can already decode.
SCUCISD has a list of sight words that Kinder, 1st, and 2nd grade students should be able to read by the end of the year.