Letters and Sounds: Appendix 1

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100 high-frequency words in order


High-frequency words in order: 1-10: the, and, a, to, said, in, he, I, of, it

High-frequency words in order: 11-20: was, you, they, on, she, is, for, at, his, but

High-frequency words in order: 21-30: that, with, all, we, can, are, up, had, my, her

High-frequency words in order: 31-40: what, there, out, this, have, went, be, like, some, so

High-frequency words in order: 41-50: not, then, were, go, little, as, no, mum, one, them

High-frequency words in order: 51-60: do, me, down, dad, big, when, it's, see, looked, very

High-frequency words in order: 61-70: look, don't, come, will, into, back, from, children, him, Mr

High-frequency words in order: 71-80: get, just, now, came, oh, about, got, their, people, your

High-frequency words in order: 81-90: put, could, house, old, too, by, day, made, time, I'm

High-frequency words in order: 91-100: if, help, Mrs, called, here, off, asked, saw, make, an


100 high-frequency words in phases


Phase Two, decodable words, part one: a, an, as, at, if, in, is, it, of, off, on, can, dad

Phase Two, decodable words, part two: had, back, and, get, big, him, his, not, got, up, mum, but, put (north)

Phase Two, tricky words: the, to, I, no, go, into

Phase Three, decodable words: will, that, this, then, them, with, see, for, now, down, look, too

Phase Three, tricky words: he, she, we, me, be, was, you, they, all, are, my, her

Phase Four, decodable words: went, it's, from, children, just, help

Phase Four, tricky words: said, have, like, so, do, some, come, were, there, little, one, when, out what

Phase Five, decodable words: don't, old, I'm, by, time, house, about, your, day, made, came, make, here, saw, very, put (south)
Note that some of the words that were tricky in earlier phases become fully decodable in Phase Five     

Phase Five, tricky words: oh, their, people, Mr, Mrs, looked, called, asked, could


Next 200 common words in order of frequency   


These words are in lists of 20. The first word in the first list, water is the most frequently used and grow, the last word in the last list, is the least frequently used.

Common words in order of frequency, 1-20: water, away, good, want, over, how, did, man, going, where, would, or, took, school, think, home, who, didn't, ran, know

Common words in order of frequency, 21-40: bear, can't, again, cat, long, things, new, after, wanted, eat, everyone, our, two, has, yes, play, take, thought, dog, well

Common words in order of frequency, 41-60: find, more, I'll, round, tree, magic, shouted, us, other, food, fox, through, way, been, stop, must, red, door, right, sea

Common words in order of frequency, 61-80: these, began, boy, animals, never, next, first, work, lots, need, that's, baby, fish, gave, mouse, something, bed, may, still, found

Common words in order of frequency, 81-100: live, say, soon, night, narrator, small, car, couldn't, three, head, king, town, I've, around, every, garden, fast, only, many, laughed

Common words in order of frequency, 101-120: let's, much, suddenly, told, another, great, why, cried, keep, room, last, jumped, because, even, am, before, gran, clothes, tell, key

Common words in order of frequency, 121-140: fun, place, mother, sat, boat, window, sleep, feet, morning, queen, each, book, its, green, different, let, girl, which, inside, run

Common words in order of frequency, 141-160: any, under, hat, snow, air, trees, bad, tea, top, eyes, fell, friends, box, dark, grandad, there's, looking, end, than, best

Common words in order of frequenc, 161-180: better, hot, sun, across, gone, hard, floppy, really, wind, wish, eggs, once, please, thing, stopped, ever, miss, most, cold, park

Common words in order of frequency, 181-200: lived, birds, duck, horse, rabbit, white, coming, he's, river, liked, giant, looks, use, along, plants, dragon, pulled, we're, fly, grow

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