ZENO HIGH FREQUENCY WORDS - "Biggest Bank for your Buck!"
This short list of 107 words make up more than 50% of the words we encounter in text. That is a worthy list to teach! Reading is comprised of both knowing words at sight and decoding.
It is about 50/50 reading words at sight versus decoding in the early stages of reading. Thus, decoding skills are very important, but being able to read words at sight is also necessary. One thing that teachers spend a lot of time on is teaching sight words.
The Zeno 107 word list will give you, the teacher, the “biggest bang for your buck”. I recommend this list as the main (perhaps the only) list of sight words that you teach until you come to other sight words in your text reading, then you teach those in preparation for reading text.
Zeno, S. M., Ivens, S. H., Millard, R.T., & Duvvuri, R. (1995). The educator’s word guide. New York: Touchstone Applied Science Associates, Inc.
What we have provided…
•Student word card lists
•Student’s Spelling Dictionary
•Word Wall Words