• High Frequency Words are words that children can read automatically.  They see the word and know what it says within 3 seconds. Here are the lists that children should work through knowing. You can practice these as flash cards, on a chalkboard, in reading, with magnetic letters or any other way you can think of.  By the end of Kindergarten children should know up to Sight Word List 5.  However, if they have mastered lists 1 to 5 continue working on the next lists as they will be working on them in 1st grade! 

    LIST 1

    LIST 2

    LIST 3

    at

    to

    had

    can

    we

    it

    I

    my

    look

    go

    up

    do

    am

    and

    his

    is

    has

    on

    me

    in

    are

    a

    got

    come

    the

    he

    did

    see

    like

    for

    LIST 4

    LIST 5

    LIST 6

    have

    down

    was

    of

    saw

    they

    him

    what

    when

    play

    this

    day

    here

    so

    get

    said

    all

    her

    will

    where

    give

    you

    that

    new

    no

    with

    she

    went

    an

    out

    LIST 7

    LIST 8

    LIST 9

    over

    by

    jump

    then

    girl

    man

    want

    boy

    ball

    your

    as

    how

    were

    too

    eat

    be

    ran

    if

    run

    put

    read

    sit

    or

    us

    not

    sat

    say

    mom

    now

    yes

    LIST 10

    LIST 11

    LIST 12

    than

    them

    two

    about

    because

    mother

    back

    from

    very

    after

    there

    could

    I’m

    any

    four

    been

    into

    ride

    big

    just

    don’t

    came

    little

    one

    away

    make

    their

    who

    before

    five

     

    LIST 13

    LIST 14

    LIST 15

    but

    year

    dog

    going

    can’t

    anything

    our

    tell

    home

    three

    across

    become

    able

    world

    end

    bad

    bus

    behind

    today

    take

    fish

    week

    dad

    why

    something

    hide

    car

    cat

    almost

    books

    LIST 16

    LIST 17

    LIST 18

    good

    use

    door

    help

    let

    fun

    city

    place

    sky

    write

    sleep

    both

    top

    love

    time

    room

    much

    find

    under

    stay

    call

    fast

    name

    water

    hill

    paper

    may

    know

    rain

    stop

     

     

    LIST 19

    LIST 20

    LIST 21

    house

    soon

    work

    oh

    walk

    tree

    fly

    must

    fast

    some

    please

    think

    funny

    well

    buy

    old

    again

    these

    ate

    other

    pull

    pretty

    cold

    never

    would

    way

    better

    ask

    around

    far

    LIST 22

    LIST 23

    LIST 24

    thank

    every

    those

    laugh

    which

    wish

    shall

    gave

    clean

    best

    always

    fall

    long

    live

    grow

    first

    does

    hot

    many

    made

    took

    light

    found

    own

    warm

    once

    show

    round

    right

    ten

     

    LIST 25

    LIST 26

    LIST 27

    full

    start

    upon

    together

    open

    goes

    hold

    sing

    its

    carry

    wash

    draw

    cut

    seven

    eight

    hurt

    done

    myself

    keep

    off

    grand

    bring

    small

    children

    only

    drink

    party

    six

    try

    happy

    LIST 28

    LIST 29

    LIST 30

    color

    side

    each

    morning

    another

    hard

    sure

    began

    men

    Mr.

    rabbit

    enough

    Mrs.

    thought

    school

    stand

    night

    head

    high

    father

    even

    more

    pick

    near

    cry

    end

    told

    still

    hand

    box

     

    LIST 31

    LIST 32


    friend

    last

    next

    king

    eye

    leave

    should

    also

    until

    present

    thing

    most

    wait

    such

    turn

    people

    seem

    while

    dear

    left