This is the first 25 words of Fry's 1st 100 High Frequency Words that are most often taught in 1st grade which I call Super Important Words Set 1. These are most often taught in Kindergarten but need to be mastered at the beginning of 1st grade.
This is my Super Important Words Set 1 in a movie slideshow format. You can view the words as a video slideshow so your students or children can listen and can read along until they are able to read the sentences and words by themselves.
Super Important Words
By Linda Zuniga
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” and 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 many 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. It became a more effective way for parents to help their child learn their Super Important Words.
Why are High Frequency Words difficult for children to learn and 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 in 1st Grade. 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 in front of them can cause frustration if they can’t connect the black marks on the flashcard to a word that makes sense to them.