After searching for the perfect sight word intervention and not finding one that fit my needs, I decided to create one to help all of my struggling ESL/ELL students and RTI students. High frequency words seem to be a frequent struggle for many students learning English. This intervention uses the first 100 Fry Words, a list consisting of the 100 most frequently occurring words in the English language. This product contains lists and tracking forms, making it simple for the teacher to gather adequate data.
*All context sentences are decodable except for high frequency word so that students can focus on learning the high frequency word and not get stuck on other harder words that they have not learned yet!
1. Warm Up: Review previous words with flashcards on ring.
Transition into today’s new word.
2. Learn the Word: Use interactive page to read, write, and build the word, as well as find it in a sentence and decide if it is being used correctly. This product includes 100 "Learn the Word" pages, one for each high frequency word.
3. Speed Read: This is used as a formative assessment daily. As students finish cutting and gluing the work page, they begin practicing their speed reads. I encourage them to touch each word and read from left to right. They practice independently or with a partner while I am finishing up with other students and then I assess them each quickly before the end of our intervention block. Students build fluency, as well as review previous words. This product includes 100 Speed Reads, one for each high frequency word. The high frequency word of the day is featured several times, and the other words are from the past 10 or so days for review. I keep Speed Reads in a binder in page protectors so students do not accidentally rip out pages and can easily go back and practice previous words.
High Frequency Words Included:
a, about, all, am, an, and, are, as, at, be, been, but, by, call, can, come, could, day, did, do, down, each, find, first, for, from, get, go, had, has, have, he, her, him, his, how, I, if, in, into, is, it, its, like, long, look, made, make, many, may, more, my, no, not, now, number, of, on, one, or, other, out, part, people, said, see, she, so, some, than, that, the, their, them, then, there, these, they, this, time, to, two, up, use, was, water, way, we, were, what, when, which, who, will, with, word, would, write, you, your
The words are listed alphabetically on this page for quick reference. In this packet, they are in the order of Fry's list (the, of, and, a, in, is, etc.).
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