“Tricky words” are those that do not follow conventional phonetic rules. Therefore, children need to learn to recognize them instantly by sight.
They are often referred to as “High Frequency Words” / HFW, Dolch or Fry’s. Jolly Phonics always uses the term ” tricky words”.
Dolch Words are a particular grouping of these tricky words that are sorted by grade, as are Fry 1000 Instant Words. All of these different listings cover broadly the same words but just introduce them in different orders.
No matter what scheme your child follows Jolly Phonics Tricky Words, Dolch or Fry’s, this game will help reinforce words in a fun, active way.
Grab some Bingo chips or Unifix cubes. Make sure that each player has their own colour.
Roll the dice. If you can correctly read a ” tricky word” from that column put down a counter to “freeze” it. The winner is the person who has read and covered the most words!