Phonics Bundle of Word Lists - Short Vowel, Long Vowel, R-Controlled, Diphthongs

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Do your first and second graders need more opportunities to apply their decoding skills and to develop fluency in reading one-syllable words with short vowel, silent e, long vowel team, r-controlled, and diphthong vowel patterns? Then this money-saving bundle of systematic and sequential phonics word lists is just what you need. You’ll be all set with these lists of CVC, CCVC, CVCC, VCe, VV, VR, VRe, VVR, and diphthong vowel pattern words.

These easy-to-individualize, step-by-step, phonics word lists are an excellent choice for your guided reading, intervention, and resource groups or for your tutoring sessions. Try them for extra practice, in a literacy center, as an assessment, or even for homework.

You’ll have in your hands all ready to go, 272 half-page lists with 14 one-syllable words each, in color and black/ gray/ white.

Please Note: These are the same exact word lists found in my resources with a hedgehog theme.

Take a closer look by clicking on the green VIEW PREVIEW button above. You’ll find a comprehensive description of all the phonics word lists included in this bundle.

Choose color or black/ white/ gray. Simply print, laminate, and cut each page in half. That’s it!

Both common and less common words are used. There are typically two or three word lists for each small step.

Although these phonics word lists are in a step-by-step sequence, there is some flexibility to vary that sequence.

Step 1: Short Vowel Words Without Consonant Blends/ Digraphs (CVC)

There are 3 lists for each individual vowel, which are introduced sequentially; a, i, o, u, and e. After a and i, and each subsequent vowel, there are 3 integrated word lists.

Students should possess basic knowledge of letters/ sounds and blending. A handy helper strip for short vowel sounds is included to provide support for students, as needed.

Step 2: Short Vowel, Silent e, and Long Vowel Team Patterns

These words include three letter consonant blends, final ff-ll-ss, silent consonant combinations, and two sounds for the consonants s, c, and g.

I have included –nk with final consonant digraphs. I have not included -are, -ere, -ire, -ore, or -ure words in these lists.

As a prerequisite skill, students should be able to decode short vowel words without consonant blends and digraphs.

Step 3: R-controlled Vowel Patterns

Long vowel patterns with r, such as are and oar are also covered in this resource. All word lists include words with and without consonant blends/ digraphs.

Students should be able to decode one-syllable short vowel and long vowel words with consonant blends and digraphs, as a prerequisite skill.

Step 4: Diphthongs and Other Vowel Team Patterns (al, au, aw, ew, oi, oy, oo, ou, and ow)

I have included -al/ -all in this resource due to the vowel sound. All word lists include words with and without consonant blends/ digraphs.

Students should be able to decode one-syllable short vowel, long vowel, and r-controlled vowel words with consonant blends and digraphs, as a prerequisite skill.

Be sure to check out the individual descriptions or previews for a table of contents of the word lists included in each resource in this bundle.

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