What is the Oxford Sight Word List?
The Oxford Sight Word List
“An investigation of high frequency words in young children’s writing and reading development, and from thisproduced the Oxford Wordlist “.
The Oxford Sight Word List is the result of research conducted by educators on authentic writing samples by Australian children. Samples were collected from a variety of children representing the diverse make up of Australian society today including low and high social economic groups, indigenous children, English as a Second Language students, boys and girls. The results found that young writers regardless of their location, gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic differences had a shared usage of many common words. Reflecting the belief that children write what their peers will understand.
Why choose the Oxford Sight Word List?
· Research based
· Research is current
· Authentic writing samples taken from Australian children (over 4000 samples)
· Word lists prep – year 4
· Lists are fully customizable
· Support material is provided
· Endorsed by the University of Melbourne
· It’s free