High-Frequency Words that are irregularly spelled are called “Heart Words” because some part of the word must be specifically taught and “learned by heart”. Students will come across these words often so they need to be able to read and spell them automatically!
HERE are heart word flash cards for extra practice.
Here are some ideas to help you practice writing heart words at home:
-Fancy Shmancy-- write your words in fancy letters!
-Rainbow Write- write each letter of your word in different colors!
-Pyramid Writing -- we do this in school! Start at the tip of the pyramid with one letter. Then on the next line, write 2 letters. Keep going until you finish the word!
f u n
f u n n
f u n n y
-Write your words in shaving cream--spread some shaving cream around and then write your words in the mess!
-Write your words on the sidewalk with chalk
-Paint your words with water on the sidewalk
-Magic Words-Write your words with a white crayon and color over it with marker
-Hidden Picture-Hide your words in a picture
-Pattern Write-Write your words with 2 different colors in a pattern
Print off a page from this fun packet, and follow the directions: