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High Frequency Word Lists

Kathleen McKinnon M.Ed. is the author and presenter of Meeting Goals and Objectives Using Houghton Mifflin Reading California: A Legacy of Literacy: A Guide for Special Education Teaches. is an educator with over 20 years experience as a business owner, author, special education director, and teacher. While providing professional development trainings as a consultant for special education teachers using Houghton Mifflin Reading California, Kathleen recognized a need for a specialized reference manual. As a result, she authored the manual, which is now used through out California to the benefit of teachers, coaches, and administrators. Kathleen has presented at numerous conferences. Her focus is the development of cognitive structures, visual processing disorders, and their association with reading disabilities. She is presently a National Consultant for Professional Development and shares her enthusiasm and expertise with teachers around the country. Kathleen lives on the central coast of California with her husband Ted and their best friends Buddy and Pal. The following resources are a part of her presentation and materials.

This section contains comprehensive high frequency word lists and phrases that are aligned with Houghton Mifflin Themes and text selections for grades first through fifth.   Fluency phrases are provided for grades one through five.  The first three themes of grade one focus on high frequency words.  Beginning in theme 4, the high frequency words are presented in phrases.  Key Vocabulary words are used in phrases taken directly from the grade level anthologies beginning in Theme 5 of grade one and continue through grade five.  There are two pages of vocabulary phrases per selection.

High Frequency Phrases

Read Me First!!

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade
Dolche Fluency Phrases

Word Lists

The Fry Instant Word Lists
107 Words That Account For
Dolch Word Lists
High Frequency Words

Key Vocabulary

Read Me First!!

First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade