Words that Students Should Know Automatically

    To be fluent readers, students should recall words with speed and accuracy. This automaticity allows readers to focus their energy on getting meaning (comprehension) from text. Below are various lists of words known as "high frequency" words and/or phrases. The quicker students recall these frequently used words, the more likely they will advance as a reader.

    doc 100 High Frequency Words (DOC )
    100 of the most frequently used words in the English language.



    doc Pre-primer Words (DOC )
    The first set of words beginning readers should master.



    doc Primer (DOC )
    The second set of words beginning readers should master.



    doc Grade 1 Words (DOC )
    Words all first graders should master.