• These words are the most common words seen in text at your child's age.  Practicing these often will allow your child to read more fluently and with confidence.  I  encourage everyone to work with these words and make sure they are able to read them by sight without having to sound the words out.  Make this activity fun by using dry erase boards, flash cards, relays, highlighting words in text (ex. newspapers and old magazines) and other creative ways. 
    Kindergarten: a,am, and, are, at, for, go, have, he, here, I, in, is, it, like, me, my, of, play, said, see, she, the, to, you
    First Grade: a, and, are, away, do, does, find, five, for, four, go, have, he, here, I, in, is, jump, live, me, my, not, on, once, one, pull, said, the, they, three, to, too, two, upon, we, what, who, you, all, blue, brown, call, cold, down, eat, every, fall, first, full, funny, green, hold, hurt, know, like, look, many, never, of, play, read, see, shall, she, sing, some, their, today, walk, why, would, write, your, afraid, again, any been both by could, far, fly, found, give, goes, good, grow, her, how, light, little, long, now, old, or, our, out, over, own, right, show, small, so, soon, start, there, these, try, under wery, want, was, about, after, always, around, because, before, buy, carry, done, draw, eight, kind, laugh, off, only, open, pretty, put, saw, seven, together, warm, wash, were, work
    Second Grade: an, as, ask, ate, be, best, better, big, black, bring, but, came, can, clean, come, cut, did, drink, fast, from, get, going, gave, got, had, has, help, him, his, hot, if, into, its, just, keep, made, make, may, much, must, myself, new, no, pick, please, ran, red, ride, round, run, say, sit, six, sleep, start, stop, take, tell, ten, thank, that, them, then, think, those, two, up, us, use, well, went, when, where, which, white, will, wish, with, yellow, yes
    Third Grade: about, better, bring, carry, clean, cut, done, draw, drink, eight, fall, far, full, got, grow, hold, hot, hurt, if, keep, kind, laugh, light, long, much, myself, never, only, own, pick, seven, shall, show, six, small, start, ten, today, try, warm
Last Modified on September 25, 2009