What is a 1G Reader?
1G readers will know and use 25-85 very high-frequency sight words as a reliable and familiar support framework when reading. They will be able to read these words in books they have never seen before and out of context (lists, flash cards, etc.) at Flash Speed. These Power Words provide “islands of certainty” from which emergent readers can navigate the unknown. Although there are other skills involved with success at 1G, the acquisition of a bank of sight words is fundamental. The combined sight words in 1G and 2G make up 50% of all adult and student writing. They will use these words at the Blue levels as a foundation for learning the basic vowel patterns.