Word sliders, much like word wheels, are an easy and efficient way for emergent readers to practice reading Short Vowel words (but with a whole lot less paper than printing flash cards for each child). Using Word Sliders regularly with small or large groups, at-home, or as independent practice provides your early readers with experience building reading fluency – a critical component that leads to successful reading comprehension.
This Everyday Learning Reading Resource includes:
Short-Vowel Word Reference List
- one of the most comprehensive word family lists you'll find. This teacher resource includes 850+ words - broken down into 97 different short vowel word families. In addition to the CVC words used in the Word Sliders, you'll find additional blend and digraph words for each family. Use these bonus words as part of your differentiation effort for high-level readers.
66 Word Slider Cards
. Pre-programmed with single initial consonant letters for word families with a minimum of 4 real words, Word Sliders can be used in large and small groups, as well as part of take-home word practice, to build reading word fluency - a critical component for building successful reading comprehension.
Short A Word Sliders:
ab, ack, ad, ag, am, an, ap, at, ax, amp, and, ang, ank, ask, ass, ast
Short E Word Sliders:
eck, ed, eg, ell, en, ess, et, end, ent, est
Short I Word Sliders:
ib, ick, id, ig, ill, im, in, ip, it, ix, ift, ing, ink, int, ist
Short O Word Sliders:
ob, ock, od, og, op, oss, ot, ox, onk, ong
Short U Word Sliders:
ub, uck, ud, uff, ug, ull, um, un, ut, ump, ung, unk, unt, usk, ust
** BONUS: Blank Template to create your own Word Sliders! **
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