Here is a bit more about high frequency words. Being able to automatically recognize high frequency words will help your child read more fluently. High frequency words have to be memorized, for the most part, since their spelling often does not make sense.
According to Edward Fry, the following 25 words make up one third of all text in English.
I a and he to
is are have that of
in you it was for
on as with his they
at be this have from
For great teaching ideas visit Early Learning HQ @ http://www.earlylearninghq.org.uk/literacy/high-frequency-words/
Early Learning HQ has great high frequency word charts for classroom and/or home use, along with a wealth of other activities and printouts for the classroom.
Lena M. Ed.