Heart Word Magic - Help Students Learn to Read and Spell High-Frequency and Sight Words

    Heart Words - What Are They and How Do We Teach Them?

    Sight words= any words a reader knows by "sight". Eventually, nearly every word should be a "sight word" for proficient readers.
    High frequency words= words that occur most frequently in written text
    The heart word methodology allows for integration of sight words/high frequency words into phonics lessons. Students are taught to analyze words with both regular and irregular phonics components. They then will identify the irregular, or tricky part, as the part to know by "heart".
    Here are some example of how a heart word routine might go 
Last Modified on October 30, 2023