Lists A.1 and A.2
Description: Lists A.1 and A.2 build a solid foundation for early readers. All of Fry’s First 100 words are taught, with priority given to those that are the most frequent in the earliest leveled texts. (Source: The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading, by Jan Richardson) These “priority words” include thirty-two additional words from later lists. Rhyming words (within the same word family) are presented together and beginning sounds are emphasized throughout the List A.1 lessons.
Set Size: 4 words per set
Total # Words: 132 (64 words- List A1, 68 Words- List A2)
% of Print: List A (A.1-A.2)= 50% of printed text.
Lists B and C
Description: Lists B and C follow Fry’s research for the 101st-300th most frequent words found in printed text. Thirty-two words were previously taught as “priority words” (due to their frequency in text levels A-G) and are, therefore, review words in Lists B and C.
Set Size: 6 words per set
Total # Words: 200 (100 words per list)
% of Print: Lists A-C = 65% of printed text