Hey everyone! Today I finally finished something I've been meaning to make for my students for a looong time now--and I'm hoping it's something you can use with your class too!
It's a Frequently Used Words list, compiled onto four pages. I'm planning to photocopy them back-to-back, then laminate the two pages to put in my students' binders (you can read more about our old binders from last year and download some free covers by clicking the green link).
So...after a lot of typing, pasting, re-pasting, and word-sorting (the best feature available in Word!) we have...
These four pages feature:
- over 700 words (I think it's about 736, I lost track during the gazillion revisions!)
- Dolch Words, from pre-primer all the way to grade 5
- The first 200 most frequently used words, taken from The Reading Teacher's Book of Lists
You see, my students have these little word books our school provides and they are fantastic. Each page features a ton of words by letter, with spaces to write more words on each page.
But I wanted an additional resource my English Language Learners could go to first...an at-a-glance type of sheet to help them with their writing.
And I wanted the words to cover a range of learners, since I have newcomer students who are just beginning to read in English and need the access to basic words, all the way to more advanced students who have strong reading skills and need words close to or on grade level.
The file can be downloaded for free from my Teachers Notebook shop by clicking on the green link below...
Do you have any favorite word resources for your students? I would love to hear about any that you recommend!