Look Alike Word Lists & Reading Sentences
Look alike word lists are a great way to promote orthographic mapping. Students will decode 102 pages of look alike word lists and decodable sentences for each phonics skill. Help train your students’ brains to read the RIGHT way!
90 pages of look alike word lists and decodable sentences to:
- practice phonics decoding
- spell words by phonics skill
- promote orthographic mapping
- utilize phoneme grapheme mapping with editable templates
How to Use Look Alike Word Lists for Reading:
-Student reads the look-alike words in each column. You can ask him to highlight the letters or sounds that change from word to word to build his phonemic awareness!
-Student reads sentences with look-alike words. He reads the sentence and then chooses the correct word that completes the sentence. Reading comprehension and decoding at work together!
How to Use Look Alike Word Lists for Spelling:
-Teachers dictate words to students to spell.
-To weave in MORE phonemic awareness work, lead students to the next spelling word by having them change one sound. This wording might be: “You spelled cab. Now instead of /b/ spell it with a /t/.”
Why Use Look Alike Words:
•Reading words that look alike forces the student to attend to and read each letter.
•Reading the precise sequence of letters builds the student’s orthographic memory.
•Using real and nonsense words encourages the student to attach the exact sequence of letters on the page to the oral representation of those letters (the phonemes) in his oral vocabulary.
Phonics Skills covered:
All Short Vowels
Silent e (Vce)
Vowel y /i/
Vowel y /e/
Kind Old Words
1-1-1 Doubling Rule
Silent e + Suffix Rule
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