Learning to read can be a challenge for many kids, but thankfully there are many methods that can be used to help this process along.
One of the most widely used teaching methods is the use of high frequency word lists.
So what are they exactly?
While there are several different lists in use across different countries and school systems, the principle remains the same – have a child learn lists of the most commonly used words in the English language.
In some systems, these high frequency word lists gradually increase in difficulty – where as others simply arrange in order of most commonly used (which often are indeed the simplest of words).
Either way the end result is the child being able to immediately know the majority of basic words on sight in a written passage, which leaves them free to devote more thought to learning the remaining more difficult words.
So let’s look at this concept in more detail, and I’ll share with your some of the techniques that have been most effective in my classroom…Read More