Phonics Advantage Phonogram Spelling Worksheets merges learning how to spell with learning how to read. The five-week spelling unit blends decoding skills with vocabulary building and spelling. The Spelling Worksheets are downloaded in EXCEL SPREADSHEET FORMAT to enable teachers to modify the printouts for their classroom and school district requirements.
Phonics Advantage Phonogram Spelling Worksheets emphasize:
* Short vowel sounds - short vowels are among the hardest sounds in the English language to learn and retain.
* Gaining proficiency in decoding skills.
* Vocabulary building - the five-week unit focuses on decoding 153 words, 50 spelling words (from 5 word families) and 103 words from 18 additional phonograms. Example: When spelling week phonogram is et (words such as wet, get, pet, etc.), each day focuses on an additional phonogram - at, it, ot and ut (words such as bat, fit, hot and cut).
* Helping aids and parents become better reading and spelling mentors.
Many of the items I create under the name Phonics Advantage color code the short vowel sounds for easy recognition and visual reinforcement.