High Frequency Words

High frequency words are those words that appear over and over again in early reading materials.  It's important for students to read them automatically and accurately because in many cases, they are spelled in ways that don't fit regular spelling patterns.

We are attaching three charts.  One chart has kindergarten words that your child is expected to know upon entering First Grade.  If your child did not know all or most of the words on Assessment Day, we will be sending home some cards with which to practice.

The second chart has the first 50 first grade words.  We are introducing a few each week in school and will begin checking recognition of the first 25 words mid-November. The third chart has the second 50 first grade words that will be introduced starting in January. Please do not use this chart until all 50 of the first set have been mastered by your child.