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 Ā (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.