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Heart words is a strategy for teaching high frequency words (sight words) that aligns with the Science of Reading. These decodable short stories each focus on one heart word so your students can practice reading high frequency words in context.
Finally, a resource that allows your students to practice one targeted high frequency word (heart word) in the context of reading!
Every page (273 pages/words included) utilizes the same consistent, research-based practice so that your students can focus on the word at hand, and not new directions/activities.

 

What do students do on each page?

  • Say the target high frequency word/heart word
  • Tap the number of sounds in the word
  • Write the number of sounds in the word
  • Map the number of sounds in the word and add a heart where necessary
    • please note that hearts are not added for you - they're meant to be added by students during instruction.
  • Find the targeted high frequency word/heart word in the story and circle it. Heart it if desired.
  • Read the short story three times - coloring a numbered heart each time they read.

 

How short are the short stories?

  • The stories range from 2-5 sentences in length. They are short and decodable to provide a quick - yet meaningful - win for your students.

 

How decodable are the short stories?

  • These short stories include only
    • 1 - the targeted word;
    • 2 - VC and CVC words, and
    • 3 - pre-reading high frequency words as necessary¬†
      • The 10 pre-reading high frequency words are as follows: a, and, for, I, is, of, the, to, was, you¬†

 

What grade is it for?

  • While these are ideal for Kindergarten and first grade, they can be used with any student(s) who can decode VC and CVC words and need(s) to learn high frequency words.

 

What words are included?

  • I‚Äôve combined multiple lists of high frequency words and found¬†273 of most common irregular/temporary heart words. The words are as follows:
  1. a
  2. about
  3. after
  4. again
  5. all
  6. also
  7. always
  8. am
  9. an
  10. and
  11. another
  12. any
  13. are
  14. around
  15. as
  16. ask
  17. at
  18. ate
  19. away
  20. back
  21. ball
  22. be
  23. because
  24. been
  25. before
  26. best
  27. better
  28. big
  29. black
  30. blue
  31. boo
  32. both
  33. boy
  34. bring
  35. brown
  36. but
  37. buy
  38. by
  39. call
  40. called
  41. came
  42. can
  43. carry
  44. clean
  45. clue
  46. cold
  47. come
  48. could
  49. cut
  50. did
  51. do
  52. does
  53. don’t
  54. done
  55. down
  56. draw
  57. drink
  58. each
  59. eat
  60. eight
  61. end
  62. every
  63. fall
  64. far
  65. fast
  66. find
  67. first
  68. five
  69. fly
  70. follow
  71. for
  72. found
  73. four
  74. from
  75. full
  76. funny
  77. gave
  78. get
  79. give
  80. glue
  81. go
  82. goes
  83. going
  84. good
  85. got
  86. gray
  87. great
  88. green
  89. grow
  90. guy
  91. had
  92. has
  93. have
  94. he
  95. help
  96. her
  97. here
  98. him
  99. his

100. hold

101. hot

102. how

103. hurt

104. I

105. if

106. in

107. into

108. is

109. it

110. its

111. jump

112. just

113. keep

114. kind

115. knew

116. know

117. large

118. laugh

119. let

120. light

121. like

122. line

123. little

124. live

125. long

126. look

127. made

128. make

129. man

130. many

131. may

132. me

133. means

134. men

135. mind

136. moo

137. more

138. most

139. much

140. must

141. my

142. myself

143. name

144. need

145. never

146. new

147. nine

148. no

149. not

150. now

151. number

152. of

153. off

154. old

155. on

156. once

157. one

158. only

159. open

160. or

161. orange

162. our

163. out

164. over

165. own

166. part

167. people

168. pick

169. pink

170. place

171. play

172. please

173. pretty

174. pull

175. purple

176. push

177. put

178. ran

179. read

180. red

181. ride

182. right

183. round

184. run

185. said

186. same

187. saw

188. say

189. see

190. sentence

191. set

192. seven

193. shall

194. she

195. should

196. show

197. sit

198. six

199. sleep

200. small

201. so

202. some

203. soon

204. sound

205. start

206. stop

207. take

208. talk

209. tell

210. ten

211. thank

212. that

213. the

214. their

215. them

216. then

217. there

218. these

219. they

220. thing

221. think

222. this

223. those

224. these

225. through

226. time

227. to

228. today

229. together

230. too

231. true

232. try

233. turn

234. two

235. under

236. up

237. upon

238. us

239. use

240. very

241. walk

242. want

243. warm

244. was

245. wash

246. watch

247. water

238. we

249. well

250. went

251. were

252. what

253. when

254. where

255. which

256. white

257. who

258. why

259. will

260. wish

261. with

262. word

263. words

264. work

265. world

266. would

267. write

268. years

269. yellow

270. yes

271. you

272. your

273. yours

 

About ‚ÄúTemporary‚ÄĚ Heart Words

  • Many high frequency words are phonetic, while some are truly irregular.¬†
  • Phonetic high frequency words can be known as a temporary heart word if students have not learned the skill. (For example, he and me are phonetic, but would be temporary heart words if students have not learned long vowel sounds/open syllables.)
  • This resource does include temporary heart words/flash words.

 

File Organization - Just for You!


I know this resource includes A LOT of high frequency words. For your convenience, you'll find the download organized the following 3 ways. Click on the file that is most convenient for you.

1. Old & New PDF

  • Did you own this before the huge update and you only want to download your print the new additions? You'll be looking for the PDF's that start with 1A and 1B. 1B - 175 New Heart Words Short Stories.pdf is the one you'll want to download and print!

2. Organized by Phonics Skill & Irregularity

  • You'll want this PDF: 2 Heart Words Short Stories By Skill.pdf. This includes a clickable table of contents.

3. Organized Alphabetically

  • You'll want this PDF: 3 Heart Words Short Stories Alphabetical.pdf This includes a clickable table of contents

Included in this Instant Download:

  • PDF with 273 heart words short stories

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