The First 100 & 200 most commonly used words charts.

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High frequency words are quite simply those words which occur most frequently in written material.  For example, "and", "the", "as" and "it".

They are often words that have little meaning on their own, but they do contribute a great deal to the meaning of a sentence.

Some of the high frequency words can be sounded out using basic phonic rules, e.g. "it" is an easy word to read using phonics. However, many of the high frequency words are not phonically regular and are therefore hard to read in the early stages. 

These words are sometimes called tricky words, sight words or camera words. In addition to being difficult to sound out, most of the high frequency words have a rather abstract meaning which is hard to explain to a child.

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Below you can download our first 100 and second 100 most commonly used words chart for your classroom as a display or simply to put in front of your child when they are doing their homework to assist them with spelling.

Download First 100 High Frequency Words Chart - Bold Print. 

Download First 100 High Frequency Words Chart - Handwritten Font.

Download Second 100 High Frequency Words Chart - Bold Print.

Download Second 100 High Frequency Words Chart - Handwritten Font.

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