The purpose of the packet provides an explanation of knowing when a student is ready to learn long vowel words. It is critical as teachers that we know when this time arrives for a student who is learning to read.
If you would like to know for sure if a student is ready, simply administer these 5 word lists. If a student scores 80% on each word list, then they are ready to move on to learning Vowel-Consonant-e words. Many times, you may find that a student has mastered reading two or three of the short vowel sounds, but at the same time they are struggling with reading one or two of the other short vowel sounds. Once you administer these words assessments, you will know which vowels a student can fluently read and which vowels still need reinforcement and re-teaching.
These word lists are strategically designed. They include 100+ short vowel word patterns. These word lists assessments are well worth your time to help you to know exactly where your students are performing in reading. After administering you will know whether to continue teaching short vowel sounds or begin teaching Vowel-consonant-e words.