12 Golden Words

Learning the 100 most commonly occurring words in English is essential to every child's reading success.

The top 100 most common words make up ½ of all reading.

Words like “the”, “a”, “and” are in every book, paper and magazine.

12 Golden Words are the most common words in all reading and make up 1/4 or one in every four words.

Learning the 12 Golden Words allows children to begin reading little books.

Children can begin reading small repetitious books, using the pictures, like “This is a dog”. “This is a cat”. “This is a bird”.