At the end of Kindergarten Alanna was sent home with a piece of paper of 171 high frequency words for first grade (as in she should know those words by the end of first grade). I just took Alanna through all of the words, and out of 171, she could not read 20. ("Laughed", "oil", "could", and "being" are a few examples of what she missed). Hope she doesn't get too bored in first grade!!