ESSENTIAL WORDS for SPELLING and WRITING


Essential List 1 (10 words; 25% of writing)





a
I
it
the
was
and
in
my
to
we










Essential List 2 (20 words; 15% of writing)





at
had
of
that
up
but
he
on
then
went
for
is
she
there
when
got
me
so
they
you










Essential List 3 (30 words; 10% of writing)





about
be
go
into
our
after
because
going
just
out
all
came
have
like
said
are
day
her
mum
some
as
down
his
not
were
back
get
home
one
with










Essential List 4 (50 words; 10% of writing)





again
do
next
people
time
an
first
night
put
took
around
food
no
ran
two
big
from
now
saw
us
by
good
off
school
very
can
has
old
see
well
come
him
only
started
what
could
house
or
their
will
dad
if
other
them
would
did
little
over
this
your






Essential List 5 (50 words; 5% of writing)





am
door
last
once
through
another
everyone
left
play
told
away
family
long
really
too
bed
five
looked
room
walked
been
found
made
something
want
before
friend
man
still
way
best
fun
more
thing
where
brother
heard
morning
think
which
called
here
name
thought
who
car
know
never
three
year










Essential List 6 (70 words; 5% of writing)





also
cool
eyes
head
jump
always
dark
fell
hit
knew
asked
decided
felt
how
later
black
dog
find
inside
life
boy
eat
four
its
live
bus
end
gave
it's
lot
cat
even
getting
I'll
lunch
coming
every
great
I'm
make
minutes
place
sister
top
water
most
ready
sleep
town
while
much
ride
suddenly
tree
why
nice
right
take
turned
window
opened
run
tell
until
woke
outside
say
ten
wanted
yes










Essential List 7 (60 words; 3% of writing)





any
each
ground
money
soon
baby
ever
guard
mother
stay
bad
everything
hand
myself
stop
ball
face
happened
new
swimming
being
fast
happy
parents
tea
bit
father
help
picked
than
boat
few
hole
playing
tried
bought
finally
hot
presents
under
camp
finished
hour
road
wait
dead
game
let
side
won
died
girl
look
small
work
doing
gone
many
sometimes
world