Use these Fry word progress lists to assess student Fry word progress in the classroom.
Use these forms to track student Fry word progress lists.
We have included three columns to help you track your students more effectively. With these forms, students can each work at their own level! As students progress through word lists, move on to the next list.
In my second grade classroom, I would begin the year by assessing students on the first 100 words and then move up. I was always careful to try and not create too much frustration during the assessment. I know it is great to have baseline information but if a student doesn’t know the first 10 words, it can be so frustrating to ask the student to continue trying to read the next 90. I always stopped before students got upset and made a note.
Students who I knew had a strong base of sight words and were reading above grade level coming into my classroom, I might spot check a few of the most commonly missed words from the first list and then jump up to list 2 or even list 3. Your time is precious and you don’t need to spend 10 minutes checking list 1 if you are confident your student is a strong reader.
Once I had my data, I would make Fry word rings created to be just right for each student. If you are looking for how to do this, check out our video found via the link at the bottom of this post.
As my students became readers, they would graduate from Fry word rings. Students who are in second grade and have mastered the fifth grade sight word list, most likely don’t need to practice sight words in isolation as they are already learning them on their own.
This collection is set up as single downloads. Each set of 100 words will be its own download. Click on the list number below to download each page. At the bottom of this post, you will find a link to a post that provides all 10 pages in a single download (also free.)
You will find the updated post with a class progress page and a file that includes all 10 lists on one file here: Updated Fry Words If you prefer downloading the single pages, they are still available above.
Here you will find our video on how to make Fry Word Stacks