According to the Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, Fourth Edition, the top 25 words make up about 1/3 of all print material.

They are as follows:

  • the
  • of
  • and
  • a
  • to
  • in
  • is
  • you
  • it
  • he
  • was
  • for
  • on
  • are
  • as
  • with
  • his
  • they
  • I
  • at
  • be
  • this
  • have
  • from