This booklets has list A-H as recommended by Teacher College. I have put the lists into the double sided printable booklet. The pages are all in order, just print, or copy double sided. No need to mess with sorting the pages in order! (Turn the cover page down to fold over)
Students should have mastery of these words by the end of 2nd grade. All of my 1st graders showed mastery by SPRING TIME!
I would test my kiddos, and I would check off each word with a pencil what they did not know. If they missed more than 3 on a list, I would not test further. All word work or morning word activities were done with the words they had checked off (like rainbow write etc). If they had fewer than 4 checked on a list, they could also work on the next list. When the kiddos show mastery, date the bottom and put a sticker on the front cover over the list letter.
Every morning the kiddos would sit with a friend as part of morning work to read through their list. It was also part of my "I'm finish, what now" activity list.