For those unfamiliar with Dolch and Fry, these are the two Sight Word lists that are used when teaching reading. If learned, these words help readers become familiar with the most used words in children's literature.
Dr. William Dolch created the Dolch list in the 1940s, this list included the 220 most common words in children's literature at that time. In learning the list, children were familiar with more than 50% of written words. In addition to this, he added a nouns list of 95 words to go along with it.
Dr. Edward B. Fry in the 1990s created the Fry list, that includes the majority of the words from the Dolch list, but is much larger, and comprised of 1000 words. These 1000 words are ordered by frequency, and if learned, readers would be familiar with more than 65% of more current written children's materials.
We've created 1000 Fry flash cards, which can be used along with our custom curriculum, B2B Back to Basics Phonics. Flash cards are one of the most proven tools to assist in memorization. Flash these cards in sets daily, along with teaching phonics, and your child will be well on their way to success in reading!
Find the free Dolch 24 list here!