The top 100 most commonly used words.
Order the 'Sight Words Done Differently' Handbook, photocopy the words, and teach in the order used at your school.
Studies that estimate and rank the most common words in English examine texts written in English. Perhaps the most comprehensive such analysis is one that was conducted against the Oxford English Corpus (OEC), a very large collection of texts from around the world that are written in the English language
A list of 100 words that occur most frequently in written English is given below, based on an analysis of the Oxford English Corpus (a collection of texts in the English language, comprising over 2 billion running words).
"The Oxford English Corpus: Facts about the language". OxfordDictionaries.com. Oxford University Press.
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