Another change I have made to teaching High Frequency Words is to teach them in an order that actually makes sense. We can still get the most common words in early WITHOUT asking kids to memorize dozens of words!
Several years ago, I took over 200 high frequency words from lists like dolch, fry, F&P, etc and sorted them into a phonics scope and sequence. I was shocked to find that over 80% of the words fit perfectly into this scope & sequence!
This is meant to serve as a working document and a scope & sequence should be a guide. You should adjust as needed for your students.
I also took all 236 words from this scope and sequence and mapped out every single one on teaching slides. No more wondering how each word is mapped! Oh, and did I mention the slides are editable as well? So again, you can adjust as needed to fit your scope and sequence!
Inside the SoR 101 Membership, we also have an exclusive cheat sheet with all of the “heart words” listed with explanations for the heart parts.