High Frequency Word Lists (and a Happy New Year!)

Enjoy this high frequency word list freebie!

For some reason this break is seeming luxuriously long, maybe because the holidays fell in the middle of the week?  Regardless, I’m enjoying the time off!

High Frequency Word List

I’ll be back to a regular work and blogging schedule next week.  In the meantime, I’ve completed the High Frequency Word Lists I began last summer.  It is a sort of the 1000 most frequently used words in English by target phoneme and position.  They are listed in order of rank (rather than alphabetical).  Words appearing in parenthesis have the same target in an additional position, for example “cook” is on both the initial and final /k/ list, but might not be appropriate for your student…yet.  Words with an * have the target in a blend. My original motivation for creating this word list was having a resource to use when working with my older elementary students. I wanted to be sure we were practicing words that would be useful–just the way we choose core words to work on with the little ones.

Older students often needs lots of targets and higher level vocabulary practice, but little ones often benefit from a smaller number of carefully selected target words.

The 46 page freebie includes:  K, G, F, V, L, TH, SH, CH, J, R (including additional sorts by vowel), S and Z.  It’s a great building block for all of your articulation activities! By using a high frequency word list you guarantee you and your students are focusing on words that will come up frequently in their day. Plus, you can address weak vocabulary skills that will have a bigger impact on their language!

Click here for your copy.

When you have a moment, please leave a review on the TPT website in exchange for the free download. Thank you!

Wishing you a happy new year!



This Post Has 10 Comments

  1. Wordpress

    Hello! I know this is kinda off topic but I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in exchanging links or maybe guest authoring a blog post or vice-versa?
    My site goes over a lot of the same topics as yours and I believe we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you happen to be interested feel free to shoot me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Awesome blog by the way!

    1. admin

      Susan, I haven’t been able to reach you by email. Please contact me directly (you can find the email address under “contact us”) Thanks! Kim

  2. Beth

    Great resource! I”m trying to focus more on drilll drill drill with artic, so this is very helpful. Thank you for sharing!

    1. admin

      You’re welcome–enjoy!

  3. Vee

    Hi, I’d really love this word list – it sounds great! But I couldn’t find the post on your facebook page. Would you kindly be able to email it to me?

    1. admin

      Hi, Vee! I have two sets of word lists on my FB page. If you look across the top navigation bar, you will see a link to “Free Downloads” which has both sets. Hope this helps! Kim

  4. Nicole

    I cannot find this on your Facebook page. Although, I am somewhat late to the game 🙂 Would you mind emailing me the word lists?

    Thank You!

    1. admin

      Sorry for the inconvenience, Nicole! Facebook rules changed and I’ve moved the list, still free, to my TPT store. You can grab it here. Have a great day! Kim

  5. Sarah

    I’d love to use your word list, but the links -although they’ve taken me to TPT- don’t take me right to your page or the word list. Can you help me access this great resource? Thank you!

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