1000 Instant WordsThese are the most common words in English, ranked in frequency order. The first 25 make up about a third of all printed material. The first 100 make up about half of all printed material, and the first 300 make up about 65 percent of all written material. Is it any wonder that all students must learn to recognize these words instantly and also work on learning to spell them?Here are the list by groups of 100 words. Click on the set of words you want to practice. To use as a slideshow, click the slide show screen on the bottom right corner. Happy Reading!