Star Words and Good to Know Words

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    Below are the Benchmark words taught during the course of the year.  This is our second year using this program and we are very excited about the reading possibilities! Of course, everyone learns best in small increments, reviewed often until they know the words as easily as they know their own name. So it is very important to start practicing a little bit every day. A little bit often is much easier to manage than a lot of words all at once. 

     Our plan is to send the words home on a colored strip that you can cut like flash cards, 3 at a time, as we learn them. Separate the words by cutting on the divided lines and store them in a Word Box (October Family Project). Families who make time to review the words often by playing games with the words, acting as word detectives in books read together, etc. from the very start are the most successful. They are amazed at what good readers their children have become by the end of the year!  Of course, the more words your child masters, the easier reading will be for now, first grade, and forever on!  

     

    High Frequency Words Kindergarten

    Star Words are 38 words assessed for proficiency at the end of the year.  Good to Know words help your child reach the goal of reading Level D-E books by the end of the year. 

    The 38 Star Words are:

    I  like  the  we  go  see 

    can  she  a  is  has  he 

    little  play  and  you  big 

    with  for  no  jump   one  

    are  have  said  two  look 

    me  come  here  my  to 

    of  what  put  want  saw  this 

     

     

    Benchmark Words (in the order taught)

    Unit 1

    1.              I                        

    2.            like

    3.            am

    4.            to    (I know - I'm adding this one before "do".   It's a to do addition!)

    4.            do

    5.            not

    6.            our

    7.            who

    Unit 2

    8.           the

    9.          we

    10.         go

    11.         see

    12.         walk

    13.         be

    14.         man

    15.         too

    16.         will

    Unit 3

    17.         can

    18.         she

    19.         sit

    20.         a

    21.         space

    22.        at

    23.        eat

    24.        is

    25.        out

    26.        was

    27.        water

    Unit 4

    28.        has

    29.        he

    30.        on

    31.       left

    32.        right

    33.        little

    34.        play

    35.        white

    36.        good

    37.        in

    Unit 5 

    38.        and

    39.        you

    40.        big

    41.         but

    42.        cut

    43.        up

    44.        with

    45.        fall

    46.        well

    47.        her

    48.        run

    Unit 6

    49.        for

    50.        no

    51.         open

    52.        get

    53.        jump

    54.        one

    55.        down

    56.        over

    57.        did

    58.        going

    59.        so

    60.        way

    61.         young

    62.        house

    Unit 7 

    63.        are

    64.        have

    65.        same

    66.        said

    67.        two

    68.        help

    69.        live

    70.        just 

    Unit  8

    71.         look

    72.        me

    73.        come

    74.        here

    75.        yes

    76.        it 

    Unit 9

    77.        my

    78.        to

    79.        came

    80.        made

    81.         make

    82.        name

    83.        of

    84.        what

    85.        any

    86.        home

    87.        new

    88.        thank

    Unit 10

    89.        line         100. can

    90.        put          101. easy

    91.         ride       You can do it!! 

    92.        time

    93.        want

    94.        saw

    95.        this

    96.        use

    97.        need

    98.        first

    99.        cold 

     

Last Modified on September 23, 2018