This worksheet gives you the opportunity to asses students' grasp of phonics in a really fun way! Students will read all of the words on the page, circling the English/real words. This gives the teacher a way to asses two really important things:
Can the student sound out unfamiliar words using their knowledge of the rules of phonics? (Nonsense words are unfamiliar by default. Students often memorize common words into “sight” words.)
Can the student recognize the words they read? (This is an important step toward reading comprehension. Students demonstrate recognition by identifying the real words.)
Students will enjoy “teaching” the alien, Zeep, how to speak English. This worksheet is a fantastic resource for both teaching and assessment. Use it for whole group instruction, small group, seatwork, homework, tutoring, or homeschool.
Topics included: short a, short e, short i, short o, short u,
review of short vowels, -ck ending, -ng ending, -nk ending, a_e, i_e, o_e, u_e, ea, ee, sh, Th, ch/tch, -y suffix, -ing suffix, -ed suffix, -er suffix.
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