Teach your students how to decode high frequency words using the heart word method with these decodable cards. With 285 different words included, these cards are designed to help your students sound out high frequency words. The heart word method reminds students which tricky parts of a word must be ‘remembered by heart’. Hearts are used for both irregular and untaught sounds. A bonus PowerPoint slideshow is also included!
285 different words
Flash cards and bonus PowerPoint slideshow included
- Level 1 Cards – Irregular sounds, common vowel teams, diphthongs and r-controlled vowels are hearted.
- Level 2 Cards – Irregular sounds and uncommon regular sounds are hearted only.
- Level 3 Cards – No hearts. This is a great version to use if you’d like students to draw their own hearts on the cards with erasable marker.
a, about, after, again, air, all, also, always, am, America, an, and, animal, another, answer, any, are, around, as, ask, at, ate, away, back, be, because, been, before, best, better, big, black, blue, both, boy, bring, brown, but, buy, by, call, called, came, can, carry, change, clean, cold, come, could, cut, day, did, do, does, done, down, draw, drink, each, eat, eight, end, even, every, fall, far, fast, find, first, five, fly, follow, for, form, found, four, from, full, funny, gave, get, give, go, goes, going, good, got, great, green, grow, hand, had, has, have, he, help, her, here, him, his, hold, home, hot, house, how, hurt, i, if, in, into, is, it, its, jump, just, keep, kind, knew, know, land, large, laugh, learn, let, letter, light, line, let, like, little, live, long, look, made, make, man, many, may, me, means, men, more, most, mother, move, much, must, my, myself, name, need, never, new, nine, no, not, now, number, of, off, oil, old, on, once, one, only, open, or, other, our, out, over, own, page, part, people, pick, picture, place, play, please, point, pretty, pull, put, ran, read, red, ride, right, round, run, said, same, saw, say, see, set, seven, shall, she, should, show, sing, sit, six, sleep, small, so, some, soon, sound, spell, start, still, stop, study, such, take, tell, ten, than, thank, that, the, their, them, then, there, these, they, things, think, this, those, three, through, time, to, today, together, too, try, turn, two, under, up, upon, us, use, very, walk, want, warm, was, wash, water, way, we, well, went, were, what, when, where, which, white, with, who, why, will, wish, with, words, work, world, would, write, wrote, years, yellow, yes, you, your
What is the heart word method?
The heart word method of teaching high frequency words teaches students how to read sight words phonetically rather than memorize them. The strategy of memorization has been found to be ineffective in many cases. The heart word method teaches students how to decode words while drawing attention to irregular or untaught sounds using a heart. The heart is a reminder that this part of the word is tricky and must be remembered by heart.