The 200 words were drawn from a number of widely used high frequency word lists, including:

  • The Oxford List
  • Magic 100 and Magic 200 words (M100 and M200)
  • The Dolch list

In addition, some words were included based on clinical experience as well as the need to include homophones of highly frequent words. All but the  (the most frequent regularly spelt words (words with direct letter pattern / sound relationships) were excluded, since these should be learnt through decoding skills.

Attached is the full list of Sight Words.