Phonics word lists make teaching and practicing phonics so much easier! Every reading teacher needs this ultimate set of phonics word lists to help make phonics instruction a breeze!
Why Phonics Word Lists?
Have you ever been teaching a lesson on the digraph sh and you’re trying to come up with words for your students hear, say, read, or write on the spot? And the only word with the digraph and a short vowel sound that comes to mind is… Well, I’m sure you know what I mean. 😉
Wouldn’t it be nice to have words with the phonics skill you’re teaching at your fingertips?
And it wouldn’t it be nice if you knew those words were decodable?
I got you covered! 😉
Practicing phonics skills in context is SO important. (If you haven’t read this post about how teaching phonics is like teaching driving, you need to.)
That’s why having decodable words that students can practice hearing, speaking, reading, and writing is essential.
Every reading teacher needs this set of lists!
The Ultimate Set of Phonics Word Lists
Don’t worry, I’ve done all of the hard work for you.
I’ve researched and compiled and dictionary-scoured to find decodable words that fit all of the target phonics skills that we teach.
I put them on these wonderful task card size pages so that they’re handy to have around.
I recommend keeping a set of them at your small group table and another set near the white board, or wherever you do whole group instruction.
Assembling Your Word Lists
All that you need to do is print the pages.
Cut the pages. Don’t worry I included easy cut lines!
Hole punch and bind with a binder ring.
How you group lists together is totally up to you!
For example, I have a page on CVC versus CVCe. This is such a hard concept for students to grasp.
It helps them to hear the differences in words with long vowels and short vowels.
You can include this list in the CVC set, or in your CVCe set.
Or, if you’re like me, print it twice and include it in both.
I also used these sticky tabs to create tabs for each short vowel sound so that it’s easy to flip through them.
Phonics Skills Included
The following phonics skills are included.
- cvc words
- double final consonants
- glued sounds
- soft/hard c/g
- cvce words
- y as a vowel
- long vowel teams
- r-controlled vowels
- consonant -le
- silent letters
Remember, these lists have a focus on decodable words.
Words that include a more complex skill are at the bottom and include an asterick.
An Editable Word List Template is Included
Just in case you want to add a different title, include some words that I didn’t, or you call some phonics skills by a different name (I see you, Aussie teachers!!), I’ve included editable cover page and word page templates.
And don’t worry, they’re editable right in the PDF. You won’t need to download PowerPoint or fonts for this.
Download Your Ultimate Set of Phonics Word Lists
More Reading Resources at Your Fingertips
If you love having reading resources at your fingertips, be sure to check my Phonemic Awareness Teacher Task Cards! When I say total game changer, I mean it!