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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Fry Words--Check list and a Freebie

I've mentioned a few times that our district finally has agreed on what our sight word list should be.  Most of the teachers I worked with used Dolch words.  Then the past two years, we had some sort of CRAZY combo that I have no clue where some of the words on the lists came.  This year, it has been determined that we are going for Fry words.

I started transitioning to Fry last year when I heard that this was the direction we were going.  I even made Fry Fluency Reads that were similar to the Dolch Fluency Reads that I mentioned I was finding much success with. I even decided that I was going to continue using the Dolch reads as it adds more fluency practice...AND when the words overlap in both sets, it's a different practice page.  There are NO duplicate reads.  You can click the images below to check them out!  (And they will be on sale tomorrow--8/22/16)




I keep these as a guided reading warm-up, for  book boxes, for homework practice, for one-on-one--they are by far my FAVORITE product I've created to date.  (Making Words rank right up there close too!)

After these were created, I got to thinking, I would like to have a check list to progress monitor their sight words...one that I can keep right at my fingertips...or a book that I can use to track their known words.  Seeing how I never know exactly what my schedule looks like, or what grades I'm servicing (since I'm Title One now)--I needed something simple for me to manage, something that I could share with co-workers and/or parents.  

I shared this with both a first and second grade co-worker who think that they can use what I came up with.
I divided the Fry words into 4 lists.  There are 25 words on each list.  I often try to fold in 5 new sight words with the words that they already know.   I think that arranging it like this will make it easy for me to help monitor their progress.  Also, since the sight word fluency reads I've created review previous Fry words, this will go hand in hand!

First, I've taken all the Fry words for the First Two Hundred and  put them all on one page for a quick check guide.  

Next, I created the booklet pages with 25 words per list.

This was the image BEFORE I fixed the word for that is running into my border.

I also took the Fry Phrases and created lists for them.   I came across 81 phrases for the First Hundred and 91 for the Second Hundred.  They were divided into four lists as well.

Maybe this will be an easy way for you to manage as well. 
 If so, you can click below to grab you a copy of the sets.

Click below for the check list for the First and Second Hundred Fry Words

Click below for the Fry word Booklets.

Tell me in the comments--how do you keep track of your sight words?
Do you use Fry or Dolch?


  1. We use Fry words and I am so thrilled with the lists and booklets. They will help tremendously this year!

  2. I use both but prefer Fry. Seems more thorough and progressive.

  3. PS...Thank you for these!

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