Sight words, sometimes referred to as “high frequency words” are words that occur for up to 75% of the words used in reading materials primarily those for children. Learning sight words is said to be particularly useful as these words don’t follow typical phonic patterns and hence cannot be sounded out. Knowing these words will help accelerate your child’s reading. Dolch and Fry sight words are the two commonly used and referred to lists that have been developed.
Published in his book “Problems in Reading” Edward William Dolch identified 220 words, commonly referred to as “service words” that were frequently used in children reading materials. Because these words typically cannot be “sounded out” memorization is one of the most effective ways for children to learn them to help improve their reading. SightWords.io provides you with this list of words broken out into several different categories so they can easily be utilized as needed.
Published in his book “Fry 1000 Instant Words” Dr. Edward B. Fry identified 1000 words, commonly referred to as “Fry Words” that are the most frequently used words in English when it comes to reading, writing, spelling and teaching. Fry Words are ranked in order of frequency with the first being the most frequently used. SightWords.io provides you with this list of words broken out into several different groups so they can easily be utilized as needed.