High Frequency Words by Genre

Narrative

I

we

play

and

she

they

there

day

saw

after

me

went

my

went

came

then

had

got

thought

end

go

said

at

was

her

going

when

home

asked

to

go

us

he

him

with

one

our

house

Procedural

you

put

get

more

try

now

Sequencing

Directional  

Size words

the

if

how

than

make

once

then      finally

next      last

first       after

second  

third

fourth  

following

up                

down

between

under

above

top

below

on

in

but

only

together

little

Number words

with

be

out

use

important

large

Informational

can

to

this

here

some

most

live

Additional word wall ideas:

Color words         Shape words

Size words           Action words

Number words

Texture words    

are

like

all

these

many

long

need

is

in

have

about

has

that

eyes

it

how

look

what

little

big

Persuasive

you

in

want

not

should

must

give

best

now

know

I

my

love

will

but

come

always

ever

animals

if

be

or

so

let

why

don’t

once

important

we

like

do

please

very

because

world

never

example

 Note: the words included span K-2 word lists and increase in complexity as columns progress, from left to right.

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