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I have been using these approach for about a year now with phenomenal results with my students in the Learning Center, most of whom are students with dyslexia. I am interested in getting an extended list for those students who are ready to, and need to,work on learning high frequency words beyond this list of 207, and are truly benefitting from this method of teaching it in a decodable format. Ideas?

My students' eyes light up when I explained the hearts over the letters meant that the sounds the letters make in these words are unexpected, and that they just have to know them by heart! I've had so many of my early literacy students and/or developing readers explain to me that now when they see a word with no heart, they have more confidence, and work harder, because they believe they have the ability to decode the word, when before they were just guessing at all of them.

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