This free Christian based home school spelling curriculum is based on the Dolch and Fry (sight word) spelling word lists. The Fry list is the 1,000 most used sight words that students need to develop in their vocabulary. The first three hundred words in that list make up more than half of all the written material contained in newspaper articles, magazines, text books, children’s books, stories, novels, and other written materials.
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Free Christian Home School Spelling Curriculum
This free Christian based home school spelling curriculum is based on the Dolch and Fry (sight word) spelling word lists. The Fry list is the 1,000 most used sight words that students need to develop in their vocabulary. The first three hundred words in that list make up more than half of all the written material contained in newspaper articles, magazines, text books, children’s books, stories, novels, and other written materials. I have arranged the spelling lists with a two hundred word count, which can be divided into groups of 10 to 20 words for about 10 to 20 weeks of work. I have added other words as well, including religious ones, to help round out the vocabulary. For preschoolers and kindergarteners, I recommend that you introduce the words about 10 at a time. First and second graders can probably handle 15-20 at a time, depending on their age and ability. Third and fourth graders should be able to handle 20 to 25 words at a time with no problem. If your child doesn’t know what a word means, let them look it up in a dictionary for vocabulary words. I recommend that your child write the words 5 times each to begin with. First graders and up should be able to put each word in a sentence, after that. Next a practice test should be given. Finally, any words missed in the practice test should be written an additional five times. The final spelling test should include both the correct words and the misspelled words from the practice test. You can carry over any misspelled words from the final test to the next test. Happy homeschooling!
First Grade Spelling Word List
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