The first 25 most common words in the English Language make up about 1/3 of all of the printed material that we read. The first 100 most common words make up about half of all the printed material. For some children, they just need a little more specific exposure and explicit instruction than others.
We are starting our study of these words using a similar method used in Phonics Pathways. In addition, here are some ideas for ways to expose your child to these words and practice them using a multi sensory approach.
For exposure, you can:
- Make stories together using a handful of these words.
- Create a 100 Words Club.
- Play BINGO with them.
- Find them in a book, magazine, or newspaper.
- Cut them out and hide them around your house for your child to find in a game of Hide and Seek.
- Trace them in sand or salt or flour.
- Make the letters with play dough.
- Dig for them.
- Write them with good smelling markers.
- Use a Fly Swatter to Swat as they spell.
Here is a link to a Free Printable set of 100 Most Common Words Flashcards. You can use these to play Bingo, for any game or activity, or for a multi sensory flash card experience!