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Fry 1000 Instant Words:
FREE Flash Cards and Word Lists For Teachers


Download this free Fry 1000 Instant Sight Words bulletin board display set for elementary school teachers on Unique Teaching Resources.

Above: Fry 1000 Instant Words Classroom Display 

Click on the link below to download this FREE classroom display set:

Free Fry Word Wall Banner and ABC Cards: 
"We're Building Our Sight Word Vocabulary"





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Fry 1000 Instant Words Read Aloud Picture Books Elementary Students

The Fry 1000 Instant Words are a list of the most common words used for teaching reading, writing, and spelling.

These high frequency words should be recognized instantly by readers.

Dr. Edward B. Fry's Instant Words (which are often referred to as the "Fry Words") are the most common words used in English ranked in order of frequency.

In 1996, Dr. Fry expanded on Dolch's sight word lists and research and published a book titled "Fry 1000 Instant Words." In his research, Dr. Fry found the following results:

  • 25 words make up approximately 1/3 of all items published.
  • 100 words comprise approximately 1/2 of all of the words found in publications.
  • 300 words make up approximately 65% of all written material.


Fry 1000 Instant Words Teacher Reading Picture Book

Over half of every newspaper article, textbook, children's story, and novel is composed of these 300 words. It is difficult to write a sentence without using several of the first 300 words in the Fry 1000 Instant Words List.

Consequently, students need to be able to read the first 300 Instant Words without a moment's hesitation.

Below you will find lists 
of Fry's first 300 sight words.

  • Do not bother copying these 3 lists. You will be able to download free copies of these lists, plus 7 additional lists that are not shown (words 301 - 1000), using the free download links that are found later on this page.
  • In addition to these 10 free lists of Fry's sight words, I have created 1,000 color coded flashcards for all of the Fry 1000 Instant Words.

Elementary school teachers and parents can use the free download links that are found later on this page to download free copies of 1,000 color coded flashcards for all of the Fry 1000 Instant Words!

Fry First 100 Words Free Sight Word List

Above:  Fry 1000 Instant Words - Fry's First 100 Sight Words

Fry Second 100 Words Free Sight Word List

Above:  Fry 1000 Instant Words - Fry's Second 100 Sight Words

Fry Third 100 Words Free Sight Word List

Above:  Fry 1000 Instant Words - Fry's Third 100 Sight Words

Later on this page, you will find free download links for all of the

Fry 1000 Instant Words (free flashcards and word lists).


Fry 1000 Instant Words Teacher and Elementary Students In Library

The Fry 1000 Instant Words have been arranged in the order of frequency in which they occur in printed material.

A list of 100 Fry Picture Nouns were developed to supplement the Fry 1000 Instant Words.

Later on this page, you will also find a download link for a free set of Fry's Picture Nouns Flashcards and word lists.

After Fry developed his word lists, he worked to inspire young children to memorize these sight words to jump-start the reading process. The Fry 1000 Instant Words and lists are widely used today and highly respected by both teachers and parents.

Many of the Fry 1000 Instant Words are difficult to portray with pictures or hard to sound out through phonics methods. Therefore, these words must be learned as sight words and they must be quickly recognized in order to achieve reading fluency.

Learning Fry's Instant Sight Words Elementary Boy Student

Once children have learned and memorized these basic sight words, they read more fluently and with greater comprehension. It is recommended that:

  • The First 100 words should be mastered by Grade 1.
  • The Second 100 Words should be mastered by Grade 2.
  • The Third 100 Words should be mastered by Grade 3.
  • The remaining lists (words 301 - 1000) should be mastered in Grades 4 - 5.

I have divided this list into ten groups of one-hundred words each. Below you will find free download links for these 10 sets of free Fry Flashcards and word lists.



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Heidi's Free Fry 1000 Instant Words:
Flashcards and Word Lists For Teachers and Parents:

Learning Fry's Instant Sight Words Elementary Girl Student
  • I have divided the Fry 1000 words into 10 sets of teaching resources.
  • There is an 11th set of flashcards for Fry's 100 Picture Nouns.
  • I have designed my flashcards so that the print is large and easily read, and so that the flashcards fit into traditional pocket charts.
  • Each set of Fry 1000 Instant Words flashcards has a different color border around it.
  • I have placed a small number in the top right hand corner of each flash card, indicating the order in which that word appears in Fry's list.
  • For the 100 Fry Nouns, I have included a colorful picture cue on each flashcard.

Note: You will find the FREE download links
 for the Fry 1000 Instant Words directly
 below these example pictures.


My 10 free sets of Fry flashcards and word lists
contain the following teaching resources:

1. Set of 100 numbered flashcards (each set has a different color border)

Fry Instant Words Free Sight Word Flashcards

Above:  Orange Border Example: Free Flashcards For List #3 

Fry 1000 Instant Words: Sight words 201 - 224 are shown.

Free Fry Teaching Resources, Flashcards and Word Lists for Elementary Teachers

Above:  Blue Border Example: Free Flashcards For List #4 

Fry 1000 Instant Words: Sight words 301 - 324 are shown.

2. Numbered list of 100 Fry sight words

Fry Sight Words Free Grade 3 Instant Words List for Elementary School Teachers

Above:  Free Numbered List For Set #3 

 Fry 1000 Instant Words: Sight words 301 - 324 are shown.

3. Assessment page with student's name, date, and score

Fry Instant Sight Words Free Assessment Worksheet for Elementary School Teachers

Above:  Free Teacher Assessment Worksheet For Set #3 

 Fry 1000 Instant Words: Sight words 201 - 300 are shown.

4. 100 words divided into 5 groups of words for students to learn

Free Fry Printable Worksheets and Word Lists For Elementary School Reading Teachers

Above:  Set #3 divided into 5 groups (A - E) of 20 words

 Fry 1000 Instant Words: Sight words 201 - 300 are shown.

5. 100 words divided into 10 groups of words for students to learn

Free Fry Instant Words and Sight Word Resources for Teachers

Above:  Set #3 divided into 10 groups (A - J) of 10 words

 Fry 1000 Instant Words: Sight words 201 - 300 are shown.

6. Set of 100 Fry Picture Nouns: Word List and Flashcards

Fry 100 Picture Nouns Wordlist Printable Worksheets for Elementary School Teachers

Above:  Above:  Free Numbered List For Fry's 100 Picture Nouns

Free Fry Picture Nouns Flashcards for Elementary Teachers and Students

Above:  Above:  Fry 100 Picture Nouns Flashcards

 Fry 1000 Instant Words:  Fry picture nouns 1 - 12 are shown.

Fry Picture Nouns Free Downloads of Flashcards and Teaching Resources

Above:  Above:  Fry 100 Picture Nouns Flashcards

 Fry picture nouns 13 - 24 are shown.


FREE DOWNLOAD LINKS:
Fry 1000 Instant Words: Flashcards and Wordlists

Download Free Fry 1000 Instant Words and Sight Word Flashcards

Click on the links below to download
these FREE Fry teaching resources:

Download All 10 Sets of 
Fry Flashcards and Words Lists
Plus Fry's 100 Picture Nouns

Click the button (or links) below:




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Free Fry Flashcards For Parents 1000 Instant Sight Words

If you are using these free Fry 1000 Sight Words teaching resources with your students, please feel free to give your students' parents the address of this webpage (shown below) so that they can print flashcards for their child to practice with at home.

http://www.uniqueteachingresources.com/Fry-1000-Instant-Words.html

Free Fry Flashcards and Wordlists for Homeschooling Parents

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Fun Book Report Project Ideas For Elementary School Teachers and Students

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Using Book Report Projects To Engage Your Students In Reading:

Fun Book Report Projects Examples and Ideas for Elementary School Students and Kids

Click here to view the project that is shown above:  Main Character Body Book Report Project


Learning to read the Fry 1000 Instant Words will certainly help pave the way for your students to become proficient readers. But, the #1 way for children to become successful readers is for them to love reading books!

Do you use fun book report projects as a way to engage your students in reading and responding to literature?

If you answered "no" to this question, then you have found the right place to find unique book report templates and projects!

My students love completing the fun book report projects that I have designed. They are always eager to begin reading their next books so that they can start working on their next reading response projects.

Click here to view the project that is shown above:  Cheeseburger Book Report Projects


Book Report Project Ideas and Examples for Elementary School Teachers

One of the best compliments that I hear each year from parents is that their son or daughter now enjoys reading books. Many parents have shared with me that their child now has a love for literature due to the fun book report projects that he or she completed in my class during that school year.

Your students will find these uniquely shaped book report projects fun and challenging to complete.

The writing responses are different for each book report set and are related to the project's shape and theme.

The book report projects that I have created come in a variety of different shapes, sizes, and themes. Below you will find examples of some of my uniquely shaped project templates.

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If you are interested in viewing all of the book report projects that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, click on the link below:

Go to Book Report Templates and Projects Page

Book Report Templates, Projects, Sets, and Worksheets
Book Report Projects and Templates:  Unique Sets of Book Report Worksheets

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Using Sticker Charts to Record 
Learning Fry Sight Words:

Fun Reading Sticker Charts For Learning Fry's 1000 Instant Sight Words
Reading Sticker Charts for Fry 1000 Instant Sight Word

Do you use incentive and sticker charts as a way to positively reinforce your students as they are learning the Fry sight words?

If you answered "no" to this question, then you have found the right place to find unique sticker charts to positively reinforce your students for learning the Fry 1000 instant words!

Below you will find examples of some of the uniquely shaped sticker charts that are available on Unique Teaching Resources. You will not find any plain rectangular shaped sticker charts on my website! Many of these sticker charts would be ideal to use with mastering the Fry Words.

These colorful animal and holiday sticker charts will help you to create brilliant classroom bulletin board displays that will motivate your students to work hard and try their best.

Sticker Charts and Templates for Elementary School Students
Fun Sticker Charts and Incentive Charts for Elementary School Students

If you are interested in viewing all of the incentive and sticker chart sets that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, click on the link below:

Go to Incentive and Sticker Charts Page


Using Award Certificates to Reward 
Your Students For Learning Fry Sight Words:

Awards Certificates For Learning Fry's 1000 Instant Sight Words
Happy Children Learning To Read Fry's Instant Sight Words

Are you looking for reading awards and certificates that you can use to positively reinforce your students for learning the Fry words?

If you answered "yes" to this question, then you have found the right place to find unique reading certificates to positively reinforce your students for their achievements and improvement in learning to read the Fry 1000 instant words!

Below you will find two examples of reading awards and certificates that are available on Unique Teaching Resources. On my awards and certificates page, you will find many different reading awards, as well as awards for different curriculum areas as well.


Flying High With Reading Books Awards and Certificates

If you are interested in viewing all of the awards and certificates that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, click on the link below:

Go to Awards and Certificates Page


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Heidi McDonald Elementary School Teacher

On the left, you will find a photograph of me outside of my classroom.

I hope that you have found these free Fry 1000 Instant Words teaching resources useful in helping your students to learn to read these high frequency sight words.

I designed these flashcards for some of my own students who were not native English speakers that were experiencing difficulty in reading high frequency words with fluency.

I wanted to share these Fry 1000 Instant Words resources with other teachers for free in hopes that the time that I spent developing these flashcards would be more beneficial by reaching even more children who were having difficulty in reading.

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I received the following letter from a teacher who found that these free Fry flashcards helped a middle school student who was struggling with reading.

Learning to Read Fry Instant Sight Words Free Flashcards for Teachers and Students
  • Name: Monica 
  • Subject/Grade: Instructional Coach
  • Middle School Level 
  • From: Colorado, United States 

Comment: Thank you so much for your website, and for providing free teaching resources (when so many sites are asking for $).

You saved the day for a young bilingual 7th grader who is struggling to read. He looked at me and said, "If people would have just let me practice at my speed, I could get better at this", which broke my heart. His teachers have been looking for answers, but their prescriptive programs weren't working. When we handed our young man the Fry 1000 instant words on flashcards (THANKS! to your website), and he realized he would be able to read 65%+ of his textbooks once he had them mastered, his motivation was electric.

Again, I can't thank you enough for having the flashcards ready to use and download. If I (we) had needed to create them, it could have been several days or weeks before he had them in his hands. I am an instructional coach at several schools and have access to hundreds of teacher email accounts. As soon as I finish this note, they'll all be getting an email from me with your link.

Thank you again for your marvelous website and caring about teachers and kids. 

Monica

Literacy and Fry Instant Sight Words
Elementary Student Learning to Spell Fry Instant Sight Words

After children have mastered reading the Fry 1000 Instant Words at each level, it would be beneficial for them to learn how to spell these words, as they are also the most common words that students use in their own writing.

The Dolch Sight Words are a list of the most frequently used words in the English language. These sight words make up 50 to 70 percent of any general text. The Dolch list was developed by Edward William Dolch, PhD. in 1948 and published in his book "Problems in Reading."

I have also created free teaching resources, word lists, and flashcards for Dolch's Sight Words for elementary school teachers to download for free to use with their students.

If you are interested in viewing the spelling teaching resources or the Dolch sight words that are available on Unique Teaching Resources, click on the links below:

Go to Spelling Teaching Resources Page

Go to Dolch Sight Words Page


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