Power words are words that are similar to sight words. As students progress through different reading levels, they must first be able to recognize these words as flash speed. In first grade we define flash speed as 3 seconds or less. The words are directly correlated to words that are commonly found in text. Each child has a differentiated list of words to practice each week based on his/her needs. Words will be practiced at school and you will be notified as your child progresses to a new list. Below you can find the word lists for our reading levels.