July 29, 2012

Frequent Words...at a glance! (printable)

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!

33 comments:

  1. Wow Kristen!!! This is wonderful and will be an awesome addition to my kiddos writing binders:) Thanks for sharing:))

    4th Grade Frolics

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  2. Great resource....very useful! Thank you !

    Lindsey
    http://phillipsecondgradestories.blogspot.com/

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  3. What a wonderful resource to share with us! I will certainly be utilizing this with my kiddos (and it actually fits perfectly with my Monday Made It tomorrow, woohoo!).

    Sarah
    There's No Place Like Second Grade

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  4. These will make a perfect addition to my classroom writing center area!! You seriously make the best freebies! You also asked if we have any favorite word resources for our students so I just wanted to share one of my new favorites, Erica Boherer's Thematic File Folder Word Walls. I bought them from her TPT store near the end of last year and they now hold a prime spot in my writing center space. They're all themed and next to each word in the folder there is a picture to go with it. This is really helpful for my little guys because they can pick a folder by theme and create stories using the pictures and words they find in the folders.


    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First


    ❤ -Stephanie
    Falling Into First

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  5. This is great! Thank you! Jenny

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  6. Wow! This must have taken forever to make. Thanks for sharing! I will be putting this in my students OWL binders for extra practice at home. I always include a list of words in our Treasures series but this is even better. I've been looking into getting The Reading Teachers Book of Lists. It seems like a great resource. Thanks again!

    Swimming into Second

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  7. You know I have been meaning to do this for a LONG time too. :) Thanks it will be very helpful.

    M

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  8. Thank you! What a great resource!

    Diane
    fifthinthemiddle.blogspot.com

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  10. Thanks Kirsten, you are the bomb.com. You have no idea how much you have helped me without knowing it. Thanks for visiting my brand new blog yesterday and making the first post. I have learned alot since yesterday and appreciate your willingness to share via tutorials.

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  11. I love this. Thanks!!!! They will be in my students STAR binder for reference.

    ✰Becca
    Simply 2nd Resources

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  12. Thank you for this resource - it will be great for my students to use this year!

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  13. Thanks for sharing! This will be a great addition for my students' binders.

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  14. Thank you for this terrific resource...it will be the perfect addition to my students' writing notebooks!

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  15. Hi! Thank you so much! I have a huge favor to ask - I have your CRAFT and VOICES papers, and was wondering if you could make one that spells TIME for a math board. I can use the I and E from Voices, and T from CRAFT, but I don't have a circle M. I want to do a daily math thing with teacher, independent practice, math facts, and essential review. Please help! Thank you!
    Emily
    I love my classroom
    www.ilovemyclassroom.blogspot.com

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  16. This is great and I'd love to use this next year in my class, but I only see two paper to download. How do I download all four? Thank you for sharing!

    http://haynes3rd.blogspot.com/p/multiplication-and-division.html

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  17. Hi Mrs. Haynes, the link to the document is the green one at the end of the post. :)

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  18. Thank you for this FREE resource!!!!

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  20. Yikes, my computer strikes again. Sorry for the repeat comment. Thanks for this great resource! Love that it's in alphabetical order. I appreciate your hard work!

    Marlene
    I Heart Teaching Elementary

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  21. Wow! Thanks for sharing such a great resource! Our campus also provides the word books you referred to, but I love what you have done here to make it quick and easily accessible!

    http://awindowintomrswheelersclass.blogspot.com

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  22. This is fantastic! I will definitely use it this year with my second graders! Thanks for making this so I don't have to! :)

    Jeannine
    Creative Lesson Cafe~Lessons for Little Learners

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  23. Wow! Thanks so much for the great freebie!!!
    I nominated you for an award! Come on over to our blog to pick it up!
    Maria
    http://curiousfirsties.blogspot.com

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  24. Love it!! Thanks! I have missed you since I was gone on my trip! It looks like you have been very busy!

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  25. This is such a valuable resource! Thank you so much!! My kids thank you too! :)

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  26. I love The Reading Teacher's Book of LIsts! My mother is a reading teacher and she shared it with me. We have used it so much the cover is falling off.

    Love all your flipped signs!

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  27. This is fantastic! I'm planning to create a reading/writing notebook or binder or something of that nature this year, and this will be a great resource! Thanks for sharing! :)

    katherine
    Yay Third Grade

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  28. This is wonderful and perfect for my upcoming 4th grade integrated class. We'll have the majority are ELL, & their skills range from pre-reading, 1st/2nd grade and on grade level. This will be a big help. Thank you for creating and sharing!

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  29. Kristen!!

    I can't believe I just saw this post!! Printing off the lists right now for our binders next year!!! You are amazing, as always!

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  30. The link doesn't seem to be working anymore? Please let me know if it's still available!

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