Use these Fry sight words resources – collection includes resources for assessing, tracking and practicing Fry Words in the classroom.
We have quite a few posts with Fry sight words resources and are asked about how we incorporated practice into our classrooms quite a bit.
What are Fry Words?
For those of you who are unfamiliar, Fry words are the most common words in the English language. They are ranked in order of frequency. These high frequency words are commonly used in reading, writing and spelling. They are sight words that should be instantly recognized by readers in order to achieve fluency. The Fry words are grouped in sets of 100, beginning with the most common and basic words.
We have had great success focusing on Fry word mastery with some of our lower readers. Helping them build a mastery of these sight words can make it easier for students to advance their reading.
We love working on Fry words because it is something very easy to differentiate for your students. Not all students need work on the first one hundred words. Some students might have mastered these words and can begin by practicing the second or third hundred words.
We are big believers in not having students complete Fry Word practice just because. We like to meet students where they are. With the range of activities we have created, our hope is that you are able to find resources to fit the needs of each of your students.
We have decided to put links to several of our more popular resources here in one place for easy browsing and printing.
Fry Word Progress Lists – Use these lists to assess your students’ mastery of words and further, to create individual Fry Word Stacks for students who need them.
**If you aren’t familiar with how to use these individualized stacks, Cathy recently created a video that explains how it works. Check out her video here: Fry Word Stack Explanation
Fry Word Tracking Collection Use these to help your students track their growth and progress towards goals.
Fry Fluency Sentences You will find sentences for the first 500 Fry words along with tracking pages.
Fry Word Cards & Activity Boards These are simple, black and white cards that are perfect for centers if you are looking to avoid color ink. Print on colorful paper and laminate.
Fry Word Practice Pages 100 pages for the first 500 Fry words.
Fry Word ABC Order Task Cards Work mats, recording pages, task cards and answer keys
First 100 Fry Words: Read It! Write It! Draw It! – For students who need extra practice with the first 100 Fry words, these pages are great for a center. The student reads the words, cuts them out, arranges them into a sentence, glues them in the boxes and then illustrates the sentence.
Fry Word Practice Strips (First 200 Fry Words Only) – This post contains lists of ten Fry words for student practice on strips that can be used as bookmarks or put into reading tubs/bags.
Fry Word Self-Checks – This is a simple self-check activity that has students coloring in the words they can read. We suggest letting students know that you will be checking to make sure they can read the words they choose to color, but once finished, a quick glance gives students the words they still need to practice. These are also great to send home to parents – either blank (as an activity to complete with parents at home) or after they have done their self-check at school (so parents know which words students still need to practice).
Fry Word Practice Sets These pages include simple pages for your students to practice writing, tracing and inserting words into letter boxes.
We have some older resources for Fry sight words that have not been updated but if you are looking for additional items, you mind find something below.
Fry Word Frenzy 3 x 3 (like Bingo – have students fill in their Fry words)
Rainbow Words Print this page then give students a list of words and colorful markers. Students write their words once in pencil then again with any colors they choose. This is a great motivator!
Word Stamps Print this page then give students a list of words, stamps and ink. Have students stamp each word.
Fry Word Cards – This post contains the first 600 Fry words on cards with different background colors/patterns. These are great for using as flashcards.
***For additional Fry word seasonal and thematic activities and games, simply type the word “Fry” into our search bar (top right) and you will find other resources you can print.