**Word Work Center** Cryptogram Puzzle Worksheets {Program Aligned}

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Students will practice phonics rules by cracking a super secret cryptogram code containing words with specific phonics rules!

I have used these pages in my word work center for extra practice with the weeks’ spelling rule and in my comprehension center (as students illustrate their sentences, I assess their understanding of the sentence). Students like to race each other to see who will crack the code first!

Each page has a cryptogram code sentence containing words that align with the Reading Street spelling rule for the week. There are 2 worksheets per week. However, I have included a Table of Contents for each worksheet’s phonics rule so they may be used with any reading program! Just find the spelling rule your students are working on and print it. Each page is conveniently labeled with the skill and unit/week (if using Reading Street).

They are Good extra practice and/or review for struggling 2nd & 3rd graders as well.

These cryptogram puzzle sentence worksheets are a HUGE HIT. My students constantly beg me to complete these. Students are able to practice reading, writing and comprehension all on the same worksheet!

Spelling Rules Included:
-Short a
-Final -ck
-Short i
-Final x
-Short o
-Plurals -s
-Inflected Ending: -s
-Inflected Ending: -ing (no spelling changes)
-Short e
-Initial Blends (CCVC)
-Short u
-Final Blends (CVCC)
-Digraphs: sh & th
-Sound of a in ball
-Long a (CVCe)
-c /k/ & j /g/
-Long i (CVCe)
-Digraphs: ch, wh, -tch
-Long o (CVCe)
-Contractions: n’t & ’m
-Long u & e (CVCe)
-Inflected Ending: -ed (no spelling changes)
-Long e: (CV) & ee
-Syllables (VCCV)
-Vowel sounds of y
-Long Vowels (CV)
-Compound Words
-Final -nk & -ng
-R-Control: or & ore
-Ending/Plurals: -es
-R-Control: ar
-Inflected Endings: -ed & -ing (doubling consonants)
-R-Controlled: ur, er & ir
-Contractions: ’s & ’re
-Comparative Endings: -er &-est
-dge /j/
-Long a: ai & ay
-Long e: ea
-Inflected Endings (change y to i)
-Long o: ow & oa
-Three Letter Blends
-Long i: igh & ie
-kn /n/ & wr /r/
-Diphthongs: ew, ue & ui
-Compound Words
-Diphthong: oo (moon)
-Suffixes: -ful & -ly
-Diphthong: ow /ou/
-Syllables C + le
-Diphthong: ou /ou/
-Syllables VCV
-Diphthong: oo (book)
-Inflected Endings: -ed & -ing (drops e)
-Diphthongs: oy & oi
-Suffixes: -er & -or
-Short e: ea
-Diphthongs: aw & au
-Prefixes: un- & re-
-Long Vowels: i & o

The best part is the format does not change. Students will know exactly what to do. No need to spend time explaining the worksheet!

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