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Fry Sight Words

 Fry's 1000 Instant Words (601-1000)

The Fry Sight Words on this page come from Dr. Edward B. Fry's List of 1000 Instant words. His list is made up of the most frequently used words in children's books, novels, articles and textbooks. The words are ranked in order of frequency.

The list was compiled by Dr. Fry in 1996.  His research found that just 25 words make up approximately 1/3 of all published text. He noted that 100 words make up about 1/2, and 300 words make up 65% of all written material.

Fry Sight Words

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Here are words 601 through 1000 in the list. You'll find links to the other Fry sight words at the bottom of the page.

Seventh Hundred Words (601-700) 
Printable List

List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4
cross already hair rolled
speak instead age bear
solve phrase amount wonder
appear soil scale smiled
metal bed pounds angle
son copy although fraction
either free per Africa
ice hope broken killed
sleep spring moment melody
village case tiny bottom
factors laughed possible trip
result nation gold hole
jumped quite milk poor
snow type quiet let's
ride themselves natural fight
care temperature lot surprise
floor bright stone French
hill lead act died
pushed everyone build beat
baby method middle exactly
buy section speed remain
century lake count dress
outside iron consonant cat
everything within someone couldn't
tall dictionary sail fingers

Eighth Hundred Words (701-800) 
Printable List

List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4
row president yourself caught
least brown control fell
catch trouble practice team
climbed cool report God
wrote cloud straight captain
shouted lost rise direct
continued sent statement ring
itself symbols stick serve
else wear party child
plains bad seeds desert
gas save suppose increase
England experiment woman history
burning engine coast cost
design alone bank maybe
joined drawing period business
foot east wire separate
law choose pay break
ears single clean uncle
glass touch visit hunting
you're information bit flow
grew express whose lady
skin mouth received students
valley yard garden human
cents equal please art
key decimal strange feeling

See this helpful list of tips for Teaching Sight Words.

Ninth Hundred Words (801-900)  
Printable List

List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4
supply guess thick major
corner silent blood observe
electric trade lie tube
insects rather spot necessary
crops compare bell weight
tone crowd fun meat
hit poem loud lifted
sand enjoy consider process
doctor elements suggested army
provide indicate thin hat
thus except position property
won't expect entered particular
cook flat fruit swim
bones seven tied terms
mall interesting rich current
board sense dollars park
modern string send sell
compound blow sight shoulder
mine famous chief industry
wasn't value Japanese wash
fit wings stream block
addition movement planets spread
belong pole rhythm cattle
safe exciting eight wife
soldiers branches science sharp

Tenth Hundred Words (901-1000)  
Printable List

List 1 List 2 List 3 List 4
company sister gun total
radio oxygen similar deal
we'll plural death determine
action various score evening
capital agreed forward hoe
factories opposite stretched rope
settled wrong experience cotton
yellow chart rose apple
isn't prepared allow details
southern pretty fear entire
truck solution workers corn
fair fresh Washington substances
printed shop Greek smell
wouldn't suffix women tools
ahead especially bought conditions
chance shoes led cows
born actually march track
level nose northern arrived
triangle afraid create located
molecules dead British sir
France sugar difficult seat
repeated adjective match division
column fig win effect
western office doesn't underline
church huge steel view

More Fry Sight Words

Set 1 First, Second, Third Hundred Fry Sight Words

Set 2 - Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Hundred Words

More Sight Word Resources

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We have Dolch Sight Word Lists, too, including:

Dolch sight words list: Printable list of the Dolch "service" sight words, arranged by grade level. These are essential non-noun words that young readers need to recognize instantly and spell easily.

Dolch sight word nouns: An alphabetical list of the Dolch nouns. This is a great resource for making your own classroom games, word walls and worksheets. It's easy for kids to draw pictures of these words and use picture clues to help them read the words.

Colorful game board for Elementary Spelling Game. Fun way for kids to practice their color words!

Please note that we have lots of sight word games and activities to help provide plenty of fun practice with each important sight words list. 

What's Missing? - Try these games to build reading, spelling and memory skills!

Tic-Tac-Toe Game - A simple, fun format that kids can use over and over with any sight words.

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