Fry sight word list, also known as Fry instant word list, is widely used by elementary school teachers and parents. Dr. Edward B. Fry summarized the list of the most common words used in grade 3 to 9. The vocabulary of 1000 words, which is the start point of further study, is critical for kids to success in elementary school.
Fry sight word list is based on reading of grade 3 to 9, but students usually should own these words before grade 6. A common suggestion is to finish Fry 300 (the first 300 words) in grade 1, 2, and 3; Fry 600 (actually the second 300 words) in grade 4; and the rest in grade 5. This app follows the pattern and assign words into 5 grades to drive learning.
Another famous sight word list, Dolch list, is smaller and based on reading from kindergarten to grade 2. For students over grade 2, we strongly recommend to study Fry list. Grade 3, 4 and 5 are the right time to focus on Fry word list learning.
The app is designed to help teachers and parents to guide Fry words building. 1000 Fry words are categorized into 10 groups. Each group has 100 words divided in 4 lists. A word is shown as an interactive card. For word in Fry 300, group 1 to 3, the card shows its usage; for word in group 4 to 10, the card includes definition and sample. The app offers a built-in lookup to get word definitions from online resources and let users add or update definition or sample.
The app isn’t only a word list or card list, it provides interactive exercises to keep word building funny and manageable. Its spelling and fill-in are fantastic online practice for kids to learn new words. In addition, hundreds of printable worksheets of spelling, matching, and fill-in are organized by groups for offline exercise; they are great free resources for teachers and parents to drive sight words training on own paces.
The app is driven by 5 grades:
1st 100 Fry words, group 1
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2nd 100 Fry words, group 2
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3rd 100 Fry words, group 3
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4th - 6th 100 Fry words, group 4, 5, 6
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rest Fry words, group 7, 8, 9, 10
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Try your grade, and have a quick view for cards and interactive practices. They are just a few clicks. (Print worksheet is a little more complicated; we demo some pictures of worksheets below). The word lists, online exercises, and printable worksheets are great resources to help kids start their learn journey and open a window to bright future.
Here we demo some pictures of online practices and worksheets.