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Kindergarten High Frequency Words

This list contains 53 words that are commonly encountered in beginning reading.  We encourage you to help your child learn these words at home. 
 
a
can
her
out
to
all
did
him
red
up
and
do
his
said
was
as
down
I
see
we
at
for
in
she
were
be
go
is
some
white
black
green
it
that
with
blue
had
little
the
yellow
boy
has
of
then
you
brown
have
on
there
 
but
he
orange
they
 
 
 
Great Ideas to Help Your Child Learn High Frequency Words
  • Flash Cards:  Use index cards or small squares of paper to write one word on each card.  Choose 5 words for your child to learn.  When they know the words, choose 5 more.  Continue until your child recognizes all high frequency words.
  • Going on a Word Hunt:  Hide the flash cards in a room and have your child to go on a Word Hunt to find the cards.  When they find a card, have them to tell you the word.
  • Word Memory:  Make two sets of flash cards.  Choose 5 - 8 words to include in the game.  Turn the card words over.  Take turns turning over two cards at a time.  If the words on the cards match, have your child to tell you the word and they get to keep the cards.  If the words do not match, turn the cards over. 
  • Magnetic Words:  Have your child to make high frequency words with magnetic letters. 
  • Hang Man:  Play Hang Man using high frequency words. 
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Last Modified on August 8, 2011