• POWER WORDS/TRICKY WORDS
    Students using the Action 100 program are required to master "Power Words/Tricky Words" on sight or at a flash speed in order to proceed levels. These words are more commonly called "Dolche Sight Words" or "High Frequency Words." There are a total of 220 Power Words/Tricky Words plus 95 frequently used nouns that need to be mastered in the early primary grades. Power Words/Tricky Words are critical to reading because that are words used most frequently in the English language. In addition, these words cannot easily be sounded out or illustrated so they must be memorized in order to avoid possible fluency and comprehension issues.
     


    1G Words
    a
    and
    can
    down
    had
    here
    is
    live
    my
    said
    the
    to
    we
    who
    all
    are
    can't
    for
    has
    I
    it
    look
    of
    see
    there
    up
    went
    will
    am
    at
    come
    get
    have
    in
    like
    lots
    on
    she
    they
    want
    what
    with
    an
    big
    do
    go
    he
    into
    little
    me
    one
    that
    this
    was
    where
    you 
     
    2G Words
     
    about
    be
    but
    could
    did
    down
    from
    goes
    good
    her
    his
    how
    into
    like
    many
    not
    off
    our
    over
    put
    saw
    see
    take
    these
    under
    when
    would
    your
    as
    beside
    came
    day
    does
    eat
    give
    going
    got
    him
    house
    if
    jump
    make
    new
    now
    or
    out
    play
    ran
    says
    some
    then
    too
    were
    why
    yes
    mom
    dad
    baby
    mother
    father
    sister
    brother
    grandmother
    grandfather
    red
    yellow
    blue
    purple
    green
    orange
    brown
    pink
    black
    white
    gray
    Monday
    Tuesday
    Wednesday
    Thursday
    Friday
    Saturday
    Sunday
    can't
    didn't
    he'll
    I'm
    it's
    she'll
    won't
    you'll
    you're
    wasn't
     
    1B Words
     
    after
    another
    away
    before
    bring
    count
    fast
    fly
    full
    grow
    jump
    laugh
    long
    myself
    old
    open
    people
    pull
    soon
    sleep
    thank
    these
    time
    try
    very
    whose
    work
    again
    any
    beautiful
    best
    buy
    every
    find
    found
    funny
    help
    just
    let
    much
    never
    once
    other
    please
    read
    small
    start
    their
    think
    today
    us
    walk
    why
    write
    always
    ask
    because
    both
    catch
    far
    first
    friend
    give
    hold
    know
    light
    must
    new
    only
    own
    pretty
    show
    so
    tell
    them
    those
    took
    use
    which
    word 
      
     
    2B Words
     
    ahead
    also
    began
    below
    building
    caught
    close
    country
    enough
    family
    follow
    group
    hard
    hurry
    key
    later
    left
    mean
    mistake
    next
    often
    page
    picture
    quit
    river
    special
    sugar
    thought
    tomorrow
    air
    answer
    begin
    between
    calm
    cent
    color
    double
    even
    far
    friendly
    grow
    high
    idea
    large
    learn
    letter
    might
    mountain
    noisy
    once
    paper
    plant
    quite
    sentence
    stared
    sure
    through
    tough
    along
    awful
    behind
    build
    carry
    city
    corner
    earth
    eye
    few
    giant
    guess
    hundred
    instead
    last
    leave
    listen
    million
    neighbor
    number
    open
    phone
    quiet
    really
    sometimes
    story
    though
    tiny
     
    1R Words
     
    adventure
    different
    example
    favorite
    hamburger
    horrible
    interest
    president
    regular
    suddenly
    understand
    amazing
    discover
    expected
    finally
    happening
    hospital
    invented
    pretended
    remember
    terrible
    understand
    apartment
    divided
    expensive
    forgetful
    history
    however
    magical
    probably
    reporter
    together
    wonderful
    customer
    exactly
    explained
    forgotten
    honor
    important
    newspaper
    property
    strawberry
    tomorrow
    worried
    2R Words 
     
    actually
    appreciate
    audience
    business
    certainly
    champion
    character
    celebration
    comfortable
    continue
    decided
    delicious
    discouraged
    equipment
    especially
    excitement
    familiar
    frightening
    invisible
    immediately
    information
    language
    listened
    material
    natural
    poison
    prejudice
    realize
    recognize
    restaurant
    rough
    schedule
    scientist
    seriously
    special
    temperature
    straighten
    sugary
    usually
    unfortunate
    valuable
    vegetables
    whispered
    wondered