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    WHAT Are High Frequency Words?

    High-frequency words are the words that appear most often in printed materials. Students are encouraged to recognize these words by sight, without having to “sound them out.” 


    WHY Learn High Frequency Words?

    Learning to recognize high-frequency words by sight is critical to developing fluency in reading. Students should be able to read these words individually and in sentences and stories. Automatic recognition of high frequency words provides an essential starting point for your child becoming a confident reader. It is important to note that 100 high frequency words make up 50% of words we read and write


    HOW Do Students Learn High Frequency Words?

    Below you will find a variety of multisensory activities to help your child practice his or her trick words at home.  






    Play ZAP!

    Number of Players:  2 or more

    Materials:    large craft sticks

                      markers - to write the words on the sticks

                      a timer

    How To Play:     

    1. Write one word on the end of each stick.
    2. For every 25 sticks, add three ZAP sticks.
    3. The players take turns pulling a stick out of a cup.
    4. If they can read it, they keep it. If they can't, they put it back in the cup.
    5. If they get "zapped" they put all of their sticks back in the cup.
    6. At the end of a set time (about 5 minutes), the winner is the one with the most sticks.

    Build high frequency words with Play-Doh.

    Write high frequency words in sand.

    Finger high frequency    trick words while simultaneously spelling them out loud.

    Search for and highlight high frequency words in books that you read.