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Friday, July 30, 2010

Top 100 Most Commonly Used English Words

So... you want to learn to read - or teach someone to read? I will be posting some of my ideas to share with families to support their children as they begin in their most exciting educational and personal adventure- learning to read. The first part of the puzzle I will discuss is the importance of the knowledge of a base of sight words. That is - words that you can read instantly. This helps build confidence and fluency which both encourage the student to continue on!
Below is a link to the First 100 Most Commonly Used English Words (also the next few hundreds as well!). A good way to use this list is to start reading them with your student and stop when they make 5 mistakes. Write those words on index cards, put them on a ring, and practice them until they know them for sure! Then back to the list you go...

Good luck and keep me posted on your progress!

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