LEX™ Sixty-Five Weeks

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Sixty-Five Weeks is a print orthographic resource for studying the 1000 words on the Fry List.

In 1957,  Dr. Edward Fry compiled and published a list called Instant Words. His research indicated that the first 25 words on the list comprise 1/3 of all texts published in English. Those 25 words are 100% function words, something I’m not sure Fry understood. He updated his list in 1980 and again in 1996, according to his research. The first 100 words are said to comprise about half of all published text, and the first 300, about 65%. Proponents of the list claim that children who memorize all 1,000 words (10 lists of 100 words each) will have mastered 90% of all the words they’ll need for their own literacy tasks and activities.

But you know what will help children master 100% of words? Understanding the system.

This orthographic resource organizes the Fry List’s 1,000 words into Sixty-Five Weeks of study, organized not by frequency, but by the structural and meaningful patterns in words and word families. Each word is featured in at least one of the Sixty-Five Weeks, though there are redundancies built in. Targeted patterns include functional and lexical spelling patterns, prefixes, suffixes, doubling, math words, etymological spellings, and more. The Sixty-Five Weeks are not linear; they can be studied in any order, and the activities are helpful for developing both reading and spelling skills.

Discounted through August 2022. Publication expected November 2022. No refunds for pre-orders.

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Sixty-Five Weeks is a print orthographic resource for studying the 1000 words on the Fry List.

Discounted through August 2022. Publication expected November 2022. No refunds for pre-orders.