Did you know that children who do not master the 100 most common high frequency words until 3rd grade usually continue to struggle as readers throughout their lives? (Center for the Improvement of early Reading Achievement). While saying words from a list does not encompass all the skills needed to be a proficient reader, the mastery of high frequency words is a crucial foundation for more complex texts.
When a reader is spending most of their energy trying to figure out the words, they cannot fully attend to comprehending what the passage is about.
You can use these flashcards at school, or send to parents for home practice.
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