This is a comprehensive list of words also known as “sight” words or high frequency words. It is important for young readers to instantly recognize these words by sight in order to increase reading fluency.
Dr. Edward Fry expanded the Dolch Sight word list and came up with the 1,000 most common words and ranked them in order of frequency of use. The first 300 words in the Fry word list represent 67% of all the words that students encounter in their reading.
You are asked to serve a minimum of one hour a week for the entire school year. Tutoring begins in September and continues through the first week of May with breaks according to the school holiday calendar.
Each school designates the days and time slots available for tutoring and you will choose the location and time most convenient for your schedule. Most of the tutoring is scheduled during the hours that the school is in session.
The primary concern of the Shelby County Schools Team Read staff is to be sure that you have the tools and information that you need to serve effectively and with confidence during your volunteer service. You will also be introduced to a designated site coordinator at your school that will be there to provide help. In many cases, there will also be a “lead volunteer” from your faith-based group who will provide direction too.