DescriptionHelp your child learn to read with a list of the 400 most commonly used words for reading, writing, and spelling. This app has an audio option that pronounces words aloud and is based on the popular Fry’s sight words list which provides an excellent head start for reading and comprehension. All 400 sight words are divided into 5 grade levels (kindergarten, first grade, second grade, third grade, and fourth grade), according to the sight word difficulty and frequency.
★ Large easy to read words
★ Audio option that pronounces words aloud (configurable to play when word appears or touches word)
★ Large button for easy navigation
★ Cute graphics and sound effects
★ 4 different background themes (duck, giraffe, parrot, chicken)
★ Kid tested
★ Sound volume control
★ App runs on any mobile device (Android 1.5 or higher)
★ Large 400 sight words from the popular Fry’s sight word list
Who is Dr. Edward B. Fry?
In 1996, Dr. Fry expanded on Dolch’s sight word lists and research and published a book titled “Fry 1000 Instant Words.” His research found that a mere 25 words make up approximately 1/3 of all items published. He discovered that 100 words comprise approximately 1/2 of all publications written, and 300 words make up 65% of all written material.
Fry developed his list based on the facts and he worked to inspire young children to memorize these sightwords to jump-start the reading process. Fry’s sight words lists are widely used today and highly respected by both teachers and parents.