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High Frequency Words

The 100 most frequently occurring words in written English are introduced as shown below.

(These words are published in Letters and Sounds (2007), P193-194, and they have been collated from the Children's Printed Word Database (Masterson, Stuart, Dixon, Lovejoy; 2003) 

AB Starter Pack

a  on  in  big  and  the

First Words Series

off  not  his  can  I  to  of  up

Tom and Bella Series 1

is  has

A Series 5-10, B Series 5-10

see  put  at  look  me  oh  with  no  will  dad  my  very  into

A Series 11-16, B Series 11-16

went  it  get  little  an  got  back  go  down  you  are  said  this  have  mum  help  we  for

Tom and Bella Series 2

but  from

My First Animals

out

A Digraphs 17-24 and B Digraphs 17-24

he  had  as  them  she  they  come  all  then  do  day  him  her  by

Tom and Bella Series 3

that  be

Rhyming CVC Series

was so

Early Vowel Combinations

now  about  too  one

Tom and Bella Series 4

called  some  don't  here  made  it's

Combining Consonants Series

house  there  what

Follifoot Farm Series 1

just  when

Follifoot Farm Series 2

like

Alfie's Adventure

were  saw  asked  came  their  looked

English Vowels Set 1

could  old  time

Follifoot Farm Series 3

if  make

Further Vowel Series

children

Words not used:

Mr  Mrs  people  I'm  your

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Of the 100 most frequently occuring words88 are function words and 12 are content words, i.e. nouns or adjectives.

These are:- mum, dad, people, house, children, day, time, back, big, old, Mr, Mrs.

The function words are grouped grammatically as:-

definite article the

indefinite article:   a,  an

conjunctions: and, but, so, as, if

determiners that,  all,  what,  no,  this,  one,  some

prepositions to,  in,  of,  on,  for,  with,  at,  up,  out,  down,  into,  from,  about,  by,  off

pronouns he,  I,  it,  you,  they,  she,  his,  we,  my,  her,  me,  him,  them,  your,  their

adverbs not,  there,  then,  here,  when,  back,  very,  now,  too,  just

verbs: was,  is,  can,  had,  went,  have,  are,  to,  be,  were,  will,  do,  go,  come,  look,  see,  got,  like,  looked,  came,  got,  put,  saw,  said,  help,  could,  called,  asked,  made,  make

contractions: it's,  don't,  I'm

interjections: oh

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The 200 next most regularly occuring words in children's books collated from the same database and shown in Letters and Sounds (2007) ( p195) are introduced as shown below:

AB Starter Pack

cat  hat  hot  man  box  dog  bad  bed

First Words Series

rabbit  egg  red  am  run  has  fast

A Series 5-10, B Series 5-10

ran  fell  fun  duck  sleep

A Series 11-16, B Series 11-16

sat  play  top  fox  next  away  stop  yes  wind

Tom and Bella Series 2

tells  sun  lots

My First Animals

baby  river  friend  long  us  fly

A Digraphs 17-24 and B Digraphs 17-24

fish  wish  still  says  looking  under  coming  going  feet  three  tree  water  two  every  been  its  after  things  other  who  can't  end  let  over  something  think  better

Tom and Bella Series 3

last  green  may  animals  please  miss  plant

Rhyming CVC Series

really  gone  took  door  he's

Early Vowel Combinations

or  cries  again  way  well  soon

Tom and Bella Series 4

room  round  car  where  garden  want  another  shouted  first  let's

Combining Consonants Series

best  much  mother  live

Follifoot Farm Series 1

before  along  suddenly  dark  good  each

Follifoot Farm Series 2

horse

Alfie's Adventure

around  lived  gave  did  only  head  wanted  take

English Vowels Set 1

would  through  thought  began  pulled  stopped  told  jumped  even  morning  more  bird  eyes  everyone

Follifoot Farm Series 3

place  inside  cold  dragon  small  why  town  must  white  home  any

Further Vowel Series

liked  most  snow  new  king  never  night  air  bear  how  window

English Vowels Set 2

boy  girl  than  grow  because

Past Tense Verbs

boat  right  mouse

Words not used:

ever  great  queen  key  clothes  gran  work  couldn't  tea  used  which  these  floppy  there's  our  we're  many  know  didn't  school  once  I've  laughed  park  magic  grandad that's narrator

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