Hi! GREAT questions!! The pretest is included- I use the actual list and fold it in half. We talk about honesty and not looking at the words on the other side. I like to do it this way becasue then when they unfold the paper the words are in print right there and there's no questions from the parents as to what the words should be :) I do have a post-test paper I'd be happy to send you if there is not one in this set (there's 160 some pages and I can't remember right now if the post test made it in!!). We have been doing this EXACT pack this year and I have been VERY happy with it. We are not into the common core quite yet, however I have that mind set as it is coming. The challenge set of words are very approprite and I feel like the "regular" list is also very approporite. Here is a list of all the skills/sounds covered:
Short a/i, Short o/e, Short u,Short vowel review, TH, SH, CH, WH, St (blends), long a/e, long i/e, long o/e
long u/e, ay/ai, oa, ee/ea, y=e, y=i Plurals, old, doubling, ou/ow,ow= long o
oo-short, oo-long, ew, igh, aw/au,
r controlled, compound words, days of week, irregular plurals
Hope that helps!!
April 13, 2013