Knowing High Frequency Words, Sight Words, Dolch Words (whatever you want to call them) helps students increase their reading fluency. These SPEED DRILLS will help your students practice those words, increasing not only their speed and accuracy in reading these critical words, but also their CONFIDENCE!
Current research suggests that when giving speed drill practice, it is better to eliminate boxes around each word. After all, when students see these words in real text, the words are not in boxes! This style of speed drill has students practicing the words as they would appear in actual text, AND helps to improve tracking and the "return sweep" at the end of each row.
Included in this package are 22 pages of HFW, and includes words from the pre-primer list all the way to grade 3.
These Speed Drills can be used in many ways:
*** As a warm-up prior to small group instruction
*** In a center with some timers (Students love using timers!)
*** A resource for parent/community volunteers to use when they visit your classroom to work with students