This is the first 25 of Fry's 1st 100 High Frequency Words. The 1st 25 words are taught in Kindergarten but need to be mastered at the beginning of 1st grade.
You can view the words as a slideshow.
You can also view the video I made of Set 1 on my you tube channel.
Here is the link: http://youtu.be/m7_E_8Bnoa4
What are Super Important Words?
They are words that we read most often in printed materials more commonly known as High Frequency Words.
Why do I call them Super Important Words?
I call them Super Important Words because then they are more Kid Friendly. Parents can also remember Super Important Words more easily rather than saying High Frequency Words because of the connotation of the word important, If something is important, then it is something that must be accomplished!
Why is this a better way to help parents understand the importance of these words?
After thirty years of explaining to parents what a High Frequency Word is, I began calling them Super Important Words. With this label, students and parents understand that these really are very important words that their child needs to master in First Grade. It became a more effective way for parents to help their children learn their Super Important Words.
Why are they hard for students to remember?
They are abstract and usually there are no picture cues to figure out the word. Most of them also cannot be sounded out following phonics rules.
Why do 1st Grade students need to learn these words?
It is vital to the success of a child learning to read to master the first 100 High Frequency Words. Reading these words automatically and on sight will help insure success in school.
How do you teach the Super Important Words?
I have created a simple way to help children to learn and remember these words. Read the words and then read the sentence. An accompanying picture helps them to remember the word. By seeing the word in print with the picture, they will associate the word with the picture and be able to recall the word.
Why not practice flashcards with just the words?
For many young children, it is very difficult to connect meaning to abstract words. Flashing words cards frustrates and confuses. They simply cannot connect the black marks on the flashcard with something that makes sense to them. For many young children they just cannot make the connection.