**This is the chapter slice "Picture Word Stories" from the full lesson plan "High-Frequency Picture Words"** Increase vocabulary, sight word recognition and comprehension as you help your students identify 120 common nouns using real life pictures as an aid. Picture associations will aid young readers in developing anchor words to increase their oral and written language. We also highlight high frequency words which encourage beginning skills for reading. As students begin to read and build their picture word knowledge, they will build a bank of known vocabulary words that will aid them in beginning to read and spell. Many of these picture words can be used to help spell similar words by analogy. Boxes are used to help students come to understand that words can be recognized by the shapes of their letters, as they contain small, tall or hanging letters. Color graphic organizers and a comprehension quiz are included. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.