This pdf is an electronic version of my first book, “Common Core Teaching for Foundational Reading Skills.” It includes numerous word lists to support whole word decoding* instruction in single syllable phonics skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy. Included in this book is a brief overview of the strategic use of symbol imagery to encode sight words in the brain.
This complete book is an essential resource for your instructional library! Look inside to find:
•Eleven single syllable word lists with over 1000 regular, real words carefully categorized by consonant and vowel patterning (e.g., CVC, CCVC, CVCC, CCVCC, etc.)
•Scripted teacher language for teaching the Final E, select Vowel Teams (i.e., ay, oa, ea, ai), the C rule and the G rule. Error correction guidance is also included
•Over 160 sight word sentences for students to practice reading words in connected text
•Purchasers of this book are permitted to copy the 11 word lists for any student, teacher, parent/guardian or paraprofessional associated with their school!
If you purchase this book, you do not need to purchase the other single syllable lists for sale, as they are from this resource.
Please consider my other inexpensive, high quality products for your literacy instruction:
Click here for single syllable nonsense word lists (free).
Click here for our new CVC workbook from the popular new series, Reading Intellex!
Click here for word lists at the VC and CVC level (free).
Click here for word lists at the CCVC/CVCC/CCVCC level.
Click here for word lists containing prefixes and suffixes.
Thank you for your visit! May God Speed Our Way.
Mary L. Spencer, M.Ed.
American Reading Corps, LLC
*Whole word decoding is a phonics technique designed to be implemented AFTER students receive instruction in the traditional process of segmenting and blending sounds in words. Whole word decoding activities give students the multiple opportunities they need to develop automaticity in decoding words. Each student in a small group gets an opportunity to individually decode 20 or more words within a 15-20 minute session. With traditional segmenting and blending instruction, an individual student may only decode 5-10 words, and often only as part of a choral response. These lists are an excellent resource to use for one-on-one tutoring as well. Programs developed by Lindamood-Bell, Wilson, and other Orton-Gillingham-based programs use lists like these in their remedial programs.
**Mary L. Spencer is the Founder/Executive Director of the American Reading Corps, LLC (ARC), a reading intervention and educational publishing company. Each summer, ARC provides daily, one-on-one, intensive reading intervention to students with Dyslexia and/or reading comprehension weakness. She also provides pro bono services each year. Her current client is the Denver Boys & Girls Club.
***Mary has 17 years of experience in K-12 education. Her experience includes literacy coaching in 25 schools, onsite school reform consulting, classroom teaching, school counseling and K-12 educator preparation program development. She has worked for Lindamood-Bell, the Colorado Department of Education, Jones International University and Denver Public Schools. She recently taught 3rd grade at Grant Ranch K-8 School in Denver and is now the Director of Assessment for the School of Education at Colorado Christian University. She lives in the rolling foothills outside Denver with a beautiful German shepherd, two silly cats and numerous tropical fish.