High frequency words are words that occur frequently in children's texts. They need to be practiced until they become automatic. These data collection sheets will help you keep track of your students' progress as they learn their high frequency words. You should make a packet for each child that you plan to assess. You may want to create a data notebook for each of your students so that they may set goals and track their progress and mastery. As they learn words, they will have a visual reminder of all that they have mastered, which will motivate them to take responsibility for their own learning. Each list contains twenty words that are commonly found in print, including sight words, decodable high frequency words, number words, and color words. The first two lists are the words that are required mastery for our kindergarten students. The last nine lists combined with these first two lists make up the 220 sight words that our first graders need to master by the end of the year. Of course, the best way to teach children how to read is by reading books, but a few minutes of sight word practice each day helps students to process words more quickly so that they can read more fluently. These words would also be great additions to your word walls for kindergarten through second grade. These lists are great for kindergarten and first grade students, as well as struggling second and third grade students.