These are part of my "We LOVE High Frequency Words" set. This is the first 10 words. These words are commonly found in curriculum texts for kindergarten students. They are not in the order of Dolch or Fry word lists. The whole set does catch up to the Fry words after the first 20 words. The first 20 are specifically words I have found that are most used by kindergarten students.
In the classroom, I used these cards in small groups as flash cards and for other activities. Once kids master these words, they get the "I know my Apple Words" card (you can make into a necklace, key chain, etc.), and they move on to the next set.
During any spare time or when I have an early finisher, students may get a set of the words they are on (I kept the sets on binder rings) and they can practice on their own. It's a great way to easily differentiate, and the kids are happy to keep track of where they are!
Words included in Set 1:
I, like, see, the, and, my, you, at, a, look