|Instructional Decision-Making||Before Reading||During/After Reading||Letter/Word Work||Reading/Writing Connections|
High frequency words are often – usually – a major impediment to the progress of struggling readers. Therefore, we work on them in all parts of guided reading, and they are discussed in each section of this module. During reading, we closely observe children’s reading of high frequency words in text, and support readers in developing automaticity with them.
How do we help struggling readers build automaticity with high frequency words during and after reading?
See also Example 1, Step 2: High Frequency Words in Additional Analysis of Running Records (Instructional Decision-Making Section)
Growth Over Time: What can we learn from a teacher’s approach to a reader’s difficulty with high frequency words?
Ashinique Owens, Reading Recovery/Intervention Teacher at Nevitt Forest Elementary School, Anderson, SC, shares the progress of a second grade reader struggling with high frequency words as she moves from Level 16-24 text.
Supporting Documents: HF Words Running Records and Notes