Phonics Word Lists – High Frequency Word Lists by Phonics Rules and Patterns

Just Ask Judy
Grade Levels
K - 2nd
Formats Included
  • PDF
11 total; 7 usable
Just Ask Judy


Would you like to know which high-frequency words your students are ready to decode? I’ve grouped 354 high-frequency words for you by their phonetic rules and patterns. Just match these groups of words with the phonics you have taught your kindergarten, first, and second-grade students! You’ll be all set to help your students along the path from high-frequency words to sight words to fluency.

This free resource includes 220 pre-primer, primer, first, second, and third-grade words from a popular list along with the remaining 134 words from the 300 most commonly used words.

Use this resource to help you select high-frequency words that are phonetically decodable for your students. If you haven’t taught the phonics rule or pattern, consider the word not decodable for your students.

This working document is intended to serve as a springboard for your instruction! Print it and keep it handy to use as a reference.

Grab my Long Vowel Teams Roll, Read, Keep at the Beach free resource with 30 high-frequency words. Have more fun and get more practice with these sandcastle high-frequency word cards (354), games, and activities!

Download this free, easy-to-use reference and you’ll receive 7 usable pages:

  • 1 page teacher information
  • 6 pages phonetically organized high-frequency word lists

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