Fry Word List - 1,000 High Frequency Words

The Fry word list or "instant words" are widely accepted to contain the most used words in reading and writing. The list is divided into ten levels and then divided into groups of twenty-five words, based on frequency of use and difficulty.

It is important for young readers to instantly recognize these words by sight in order to build up their reading fluency. It is also important for readers to practice words in meaningful context through phrase and sentence reading practice. As a follow up activity, students can practice writing short sentences including Fry words.

As you individually meet with the student, you’ll quickly be able to identify words that they are having trouble with. Also, as students write in their journals and read aloud, regular misspellings and misuse can provide you with a target list of words to teach first or spend more time on.

Fry Words – The 1st Hundred

Fry Instant Word List - First Hundred

Here’s the first level of the 1,000 Fry words.

Fry Words – The 3rd Hundred

Fry Instant Word List 3rd Hundred

This page is the list of the third one hundred words on the Fry list.

Fry Words – The 9th Hundred

Fry instant Words 9th hundred

The ninth one hundred words from the Fry list can be found here.

Fry Words – The 4th Hundred

Fry Instant Sight Words 4th Hundred

The Fry “instant word” list has these as the fourth one hundred words.

Fry Words – The 10th Hundred

Fry Instant Word List 10th Hundred

This is the final level of the Fry 1,000 word list, featuring the tenth one hundred words.

Fry Words – The 5th Hundred

Fry Instant Sight Words 5th Hundred

Here’s the fifth one hundred of the 1,000 Fry words.

Fry Words – The 6th Hundred

Fry Instant Word List 6th Hundred

This is the 6th level of one hundred words from the Fry word list.

Fry Words – The 7th Hundred

Fry Instant Word List 7th Hundred

Here’s the seventh one hundred words on the Fry “instant words” list.

Fry Words – The 8th Hundred

Fry Instant Word List 8th hundred

This page has the eighth one hundred words from the Fry 1,000 word list.