• Hello Parents/Guardians, 
     
    High frequency words are the words that your child will see most often as they read their "just-right" books this year. The more words your child can identify quickly, the better reader they will become this year. The list has been broken into three sections for each trimester. As a class, we will focus on these words throughout the trimester. Please work on reading and identifying these words with your child at home.
     
    Please see links below to download the high frequency word lists and game ideas at home.  
     
    Here are a few interactive ways to learn high frequency words at home: 
    • Make flashcards and hang them around the house, playing games like "I spy a word that starts with..." and have your child find and read the word.
    • Use flashcards to play a high frequency word hunt. Once your child has found the words, have them read them to you.
    • Clap, stomp, snap, sing, whisper, yell, silly voice say and spell words.
    • "Hunt" for words during nightly reading. Highlight them with highlighter tape, write them on sticky notes/notecards. 
    • Write three-four unknown words on the mirror in the bathroom and have your child read them in the morning and at night when they brush their teeth. Erase and add a word when they have mastered one!
    • Build and read words using play dough, sand, shaving cream, etc. 
    • Create your own game with your child! They will forget they are learning if it is a game. Smile!

    Grade 1 High Frequency Words

    1st Trimester

    2nd Trimester

    3rd Trimester


    1. that

    2. love

    3. away

    4. little

    5. very

    6. dad

    7. been

    8. our

    9. baby

    10. your

    11. from

    12. bad

    13. man

    14. what

    15. dog

    16. saw

    17. play

    18. who

    19. after

    20. with

    21. there

    22. they

    23. because

    24. going

    25. where

    26. this

    27. could

    28. before

    29. two

    30. went



    1. mother

    2. just

    3. too

    4. when

    5. were

    6. over

    7. then

    8. will

    9. again

    10. any

    11. even

    12. first

    13. home

    14. wall

    15. end

    16. father

    17. can’t

    18. five

    19. use

    20. give

    21. jump

    22. inside

    23. sat

    24. anything

    25. good

    26. down

    27. time

    28. grow

    29. fast

    30. snow


    1. got

    2. hid

    3. tell

    4. house

    5. things

    6. much

    7. car

    8. work

    9. run

    10. food

    11. hand

    12. boy

    13. deep

    14. game

    15. want

    16. bus

    17. let

    18. eat

    19. books

    20. hill

    21. city

    22. under

    23. part

    24. grade

    25. take

    26. ran

    27. say

    28. ball

    29. help

    30. name

    31. fish

    32. pick

    33. stay

    34. know

    35. hide

    36. school

    37. wrote

    38. today

    39. week

    40. feel