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1 PUSD High Frequency Word List For Reading and Spelling Grades K-5 High Frequency or instant words are important because: 1. You can t read a sentence or a paragraph without knowing at least the most common. 2. You can t write a sentence or paragraph without knowing at least the most common. 3. They are ranked in a frequency order, the most common first. This gives a teaching order based on need. The most common word in the English language is the. 4. They are well-researched. They are based on a five million word count, which has been modified to give the most common form of the word. -The Vocabulary Teacher s Book of Lists by Edward B. Fry, 2004

2 Using the Lists 1. Students should be able to read the words up through and including their current grade level. 2. Students should be able to spell the words in the grade level lists prior to their current grade level. 3. Weekly spelling lists should include words that meet grade level spelling standards. They should also include a number of high frequency words from lists prior to their current grade level. 4. Grade levels should work together to determine a no excuse word list (words that are spelled correctly at all times under all circumstances) based on previous grade level words students have been assigned. Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 3 Grade 4 Grade 5 Spelling Standards at a Glance 1WC 1.8 Spell 3-4 letter short vowel words and grade level appropriate sight words 2WC 1.8 Spell frequently used, irregular words correctly Spell basic short vowel, long vowel, r-controlled, and consonant blend patterns correctly 3WC 1.8 Spell correctly one syllable words that have blends, contractions, compounds, orthographic patterns and common homophones 4WC 1.7 Spell correctly roots, inflections, suffixes and prefixes, and syllable constructions 5WC 1.5 Spell roots, suffixes, prefixes, contractions, and syllable constructions correctly.

3 Kindergarten Sight Word List the of and a to in is you that it he for was on are as with his they at be this went I have were by one had not but what all am my we there can an she see like said if do will play so how up go

4 First Grade Sight Word List out them then your many some about these would other into has more her two each him which time could their make than first been its who now people me made over did down only way find use may water long little very after called just where most know goes through

5 back much before good new write our when man too any day same right look think also around another came come work three word must because does part even place well such here take why things help put don t every from saw years different away again off old can t

6 Second Grade Sight Word List number or great tell men say small found still between name should home big give air line set own under read last never us left end along while might next sound below something thought both few those always show large often together ask house world going want school important until money form food keep

7 children feet land side without boy once animals life enough took sometimes four head above kind began almost live page got earth need far hand high mother light country father let night following seen picture being study second eyes soon times story since white days paper

8 Third Grade Sight Word Lists hard near sentence better best across during today however sure means try young miles sun ways thing hear heard several change answer room sea top turned didn t learn point city five using himself usually body music stand question fish area mark dog horse birds problem complete room knew since ever piece told friends easy example color order

9 red door sure become top ship short better best low hours black products happened whole measure remember early waves reached listen wind rock space covered fast hold toward step morning passed vowel true hundred against pattern numeral table north slowly money map farm

10 Fourth Grade Sight Word Lists pulled draw voice seen cold cried plan notice south sing war ground fall king town I ll unit figure certain field travel wood fire upon done English road halt ten fly gave box finally wait correct oh quickly person became shown minutes strong verb stars front feel fact inches street decided contain course surface produce

11 building ocean class note nothing rest carefully scientists inside wheels stay known island week machine base ago stood plane system behind round discovered game force brought understand warm common bring explain length though language shape deep thousands clear equation yet government filled heat

12 Fifth Grade Sight Word List check object rule among noun power cannot able size dark material special heavy pair circle include built can t matter square syllables perhaps bill felt suddenly direction center farmers ready anything divided general energy subject Europe moon region return believe dance members pickled simple cells paint mind cause rain exercise eggs train wish drop developed

13 difference distance heart summer forest probably main winter wide written length reason kept interest arms brother race present beautiful edge sign record finished discovered beside gone glass million weather root instruments meet months paragraph raised represent whether clothes flowers describe

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