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The First 50 of the 214 Easiest Words to Learn
in Exact Statistical Order

with page references to The Patterns of English Spelling
 

Words 1-25 Volume & Page in The Patterns of English Spelling Where More Words Sharing the Rime Can be found. Words 26-50 Volume & Page in The Patterns of English Spelling Where More Words Sharing the Rime Can be found.
 

Volume

Page   

Volume

Page
I - - day 3 301
a - - that 1 131
is

1

138 into 3 312
in

1

123

today 3 301
you 3 317 like 3 329
he 3 304 yes 1 157
the 3 304 all 1 147
out 4 431 dog 1 114
good 4 404 hat

1

131
it 1 133 and 2 227
me 3 304 big 1 113
old 2 241 ice 3 344
one 3 340

look

4 409
see 3 305

year

5 531
she 3 304 boy 3 303
time

3

333 but 1 135
ten

1

122 air 5 531
up

1

130 how 3 318
book 4 409 over 6 670
come 3 334 can 1 121
get 1 132 did 1 108
go 3 309 looking 4 409
love 3 326 men 1 122
we 3 304 red 1 107
car 5 501 at 1 131

If you are interested in knowing what percentage of students can spell these words or any of the over 5,000 words used in the New Iowa Spelling Scale that was used to determine the ranking of these words, you can look them up in The Reading Teacher's List of Over 5,000 Basic Spelling Words.  

  • All the words are in both alphabetical order and in the order of difficulty.  
  • You can look up any of these words and find all the other words that share the same level of difficulty.

The complete listing of the 214 Easiest Reading and Spelling Words to Learn in Exact Statistical Order can be found in The Patterns of English Spelling and in The Teaching of Reading:  A Continuum from Kindergarten through College.

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