High Frequency Words
This page contains free worksheets, ideas,
flashcards, online activities and other educational resources to help with the
National Literacy Strategy Reception Words, Key Stage 1 Words and Year 4 / Year
5 Medium Frequency Words. We have also created a further list for more able
|1. Play High Frequency Word Pop-Up - Gradually slide a
large copy of a High Frequency Word (A4) from behind a book or sheet
of card. See how long it takes the children to recognise the word.
This activity can be played with the whole class, a group or an
2. Get a group of children into a circle or around a table. Lay a
set of High Frequency Word cards in the middle of them so that the words
are showing. Say a word and the first child to put their finger on that
card wins it. Continue until there are no words left and the winner is
the child with the most cards. Cards could be strategically placed so
that they are nearer to children who are having difficulties.
3. Get a group of children to sort a set of High Frequency Words
according to how many letters they have got and then to read them.
4. Spread a group of between 10 and 20 High Frequency Word cards
on the tables around the classroom. Stand a group of children on the
carpet area to begin with and say one of the words. The children have to
find and stand by the table with that word on. The number of children
that take part in this game will depend on the size and space in your
classroom. To finish, individual children could be asked to collect each
5. Play a memory game with high frequency word cards. Lay a small
number of words on a table in front of a group. Let them have a look for
a while before asking them to turn around and close their eyes. Remove a
card and ask the group if they can tell you which card you
6. Cover up the first letter on a set of High Frequency Word
flashcards. Ask the children what the first letter might be and what the
word would then be. Use words which have more than one possibility. As
an alternative, cover up the last letter.
7. Ask the children to spell words which rhyme with selected high
frequency words that you show them, e.g. show them "could" and
ask them to spell "would" and "should".
High Frequency Words Book
High Frequency Words
Author: Sue Graves
Synopsis: This book contains 12
photocopiable A5 minibooks for the children to create and colour along
with 49 pages of teachers' notes giving guidance on using the books.
Each minibook introduces between 3 and 6 of the high frequency words
listed in the NLS.
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Last updated: 30th