Sometimes kids who have had phonics training still struggle to read fluently. They struggle to sound words out or sound out slowly, never moving to automatic sight recognition of words. When this is the case, a simple collection of 1000 of the most common words, boiled down to a set of flash cards can help. Fry's 1000 words has basic, common sight words, moving up to the more common words on the fifth grade level. Reading these words automatically will help improve reading confidence, help kids to more easily recognize words on sight, and will help them to then devote energies to comprehending what they read! The lists can be found in printable lists on several websites. You can also purchase flash cards here.
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