Word Ladders: Vowel Digraph Mix (2nd and 3rd grade)

Emily Hutchison
Grade Levels
2nd - 3rd
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Emily Hutchison


This word ladder bundle includes the following vowel digraphs:
ai, ee, ea, oa, ow, and (bonus) -le.

This pack was created with third grade students struggling with decoding and spelling. There are three versions of each ladder; therefore, you can differentiate based on student need.

Students must analyze the clues in order to determine the next word on ladder. Only one or two parts of the word changes with each step up the ladder. Some of the clues come in the form of a definition, while other clues tell the student what letter or sound to change.

Each word ladder includes three versions. One version does have lines for each individual letter of the word. This will help some students that may not be confident with word ladders, yet. The second version does not include lines of for the letters, giving your students an added challenge. The third ladder uses definitions for the clue, instead of phonics clues.

An answer key is included.

Please let me know if you have any questions: emhutchison@gmail.com

Emily Hutchison

Your students may also like these word ladders:

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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