Sight words are a large and extremely important part of learning to read. If your child’s school is using the Fry sight words, you may be looking for resources to help you out. These free printable Fry sight word flash cards would be a quick and easy sight word activity for you and your child.
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Fry Sight Word Flash Cards
If you are familiar with the traditional Dolch sight word list, you may or may not be familiar with the Fry sight word list.
Created by education professor Dr. Edward Fry in 1957 (and later updated), the list includes 1000 high frequency words, broken down into lists of 100. Elementary schools often focus on the first 300 words.
What Is Included
This printable includes flash cards for the first 100 words. There are ten to a page and ten pages.
What You Will Need
- Printer paper
- Another option is card stock paper if you would like them to be a little sturdier
- You could also use a small paper cutter if you would like to cut the cards out faster
- If you would like to make the flash cards even sturdier, you could glue them to construction paper after you cut them out.
- If you would like to make them REALLY sturdy so they will last longer, you could laminate them using laminating pouches and a laminator
How to Prepare the Flash Cards
Print out the pages of flash cards on printer paper or card stock paper. Use scissors or a paper cutter to cut them out. You can print out every page or only the ones you need at the moment.
Glue them to construction paper and/or laminate. Again, this is completely up to you. The photo below shows the cards glued to black paper and then cut out.
How to Use the Fry Sight Word Flash Cards
Most of us have used flash cards at some point in our education. What you may not realize is that there are different ways to use them.
Traditional Flash Card Use
When most people think of flash cards they think of the traditional use. And this is a great way to use them with your child. Choose the words that your child is working on. Show your child a flash card and ask them to read the word.
Choose the words that your child is working on. Print out and prepare TWO SETS of the words. Play a memory game with your child, where they try to find the matching words.
If your child has been working on this skill, have them put words of your choosing in alphabetical order.
How to Store the Fry Sight Word Flash Cards
Once you have printed out and prepared all of the flash cards, you will find yourself with lots of small cards that you don’t want to lose. You could store them in a Ziploc type bag or you could store them in an index card or photo storage case like this one. I love how you can organize so many sets! Just click on the photo for more information.
To download this printable, simply click on the link below.