Why Magic 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”.

Magic Words are the most common words in English and are the most important words in learning to read.

Magic 100 Words make up half of all the words in reading.

These best-selling Magic Words cards are ideal for playing at home and school to learn the most important words in reading.

Magic 100 Words (1-100 words) make up 50% of the words in reading.

Magic 200 Words (101-200 words) make up 65% of the words in reading. 

Magic 300 Words (201-300 words) make up 70% of the words used in reading.

Learning the Magic Words rapidly improves reading, increases fluency and develops comprehension.