Heart Word Magic

 

Really Great Reading's Heart Word Magic

Show your students the animations, then try these fun, hands-on free Student Practice Activities>>

What is Heart Word Magic? 

Heart Word Magic is a complimentary teaching tool designed to help students learn to read and spell high-frequency words, particularly those that aren’t very decodable. At Really Great Reading we call high-frequency words Heart Words because they are the first words students should learn "by heart." Click here to read our blog and learn about the research behind how to Make Heart Words Sticky>>

Student Introduction

Show your students this video to introduce them to Heart Word Magic! We use animations and practice techniques to clearly show students that the alphabetic principle doesn’t completely disappear in Tricky Heart Words. The same skills students use for decoding are also helpful in learning to read and spell these less-decodable words. Heart Word Magic helps them to “make the tricky sticky."

What is Phonics Suite?

How can you give your students the skills they need to become strong decoders and accurate and fluent readers? Really Great Reading has a solution. It’s called Phonics Suite, a comprehensive set of tools to diagnosegroup and teach students with weakness in their foundational reading skills. There are even tools to monitor progress, report and adjust. Click here to read more>>

 

Explore Our Growing Library of Heart Word Magic Animations

The Word "Said"

The Word "From"

The Word "To"

The Word "Want"

The Word "Have"

The Word "Give"

The Word "What"

The Word "Do"

The Word "His"

The Word "Is"

The Word "Was"

The Word "Has"

NEW The Word "The"

NEW The Word "Could"

NEW The Word "Should"

NEW The Word "Would"

NEW The Word "Some"

NEW The Word "Come"


 

Student Practice Activities 

After showing your students the Heart Word Magic animations, try these fun, hands-on activities with your kids.

Heart Word Magic - Sight Word Strategies

Highlight the Tricky to Make It Sticky

One easy way to help students focus on and remember the parts of Tricky Heart Words they need to remember by heart is to simply have students highlight the part of the word that is “tricky” (the phonologically irregular part), such as the letter a in what. Check out our activities below. 

Heart Word Magic Spelling

Heart Word Magic Spelling

This activity allows students to practice spelling Heart Words (high-frequency words) with irregular letter-sound relationships by filling in a heart above the irregular part of the word that must be learned “by heart.” Below are some suggested directions and sample scripts to use with the words said, have, from, and the. Click here to download Heart Word Magic Spelling Student Activity>> 

NEW Heart Word Magic Scaffolded Spelling

This activity allows students to practice spelling Heart Words (high-frequency words) with irregular letter-sound relationships by listening to the individual phonemes in a word and then writing down the corresponding spellings. The teacher can give students the spelling for the irregular part of the word that must be learned “by heart.” Below are some suggested directions and sample scripts to use with the words said, from, his, and of.

Click here to download Heart Word Magic Scaffolded Spelling Activity>> 

NEW Heart Word Magic Dissect a Word

This activity allows students to practice dissecting Heart Words (high-frequency words) with irregular letter-sound relationships by listening to the individual phonemes in a word and then filling in the corresponding spellings. They fill in a heart above the irregular part of the word that must be learned “by heart” and write that tricky part again. Below are some suggested directions and sample scripts to use with the words said, from, his, of, and could.

Click here to download the Heart Word Magic Dissect a Word Student Activity>>

 

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