Word Ladders & Chains – Short Vowels


Phonemic awareness and phonics word ladder/chains made easy!!  Print-and-go word lists for that you can use one-on-one, small group, or whole class.  Your students will love the challenge and you will enjoy the ease of this NO PREP resource!


Over 100 sets of Word Ladders & Chains! 

Use the word ladders for phonemic awareness manipulation exercises (no letters) AND as phonic word chaining spelling activities.

The science of reading tells us that these higher-level phonemic awareness exercises are what our students need for automatic word reading! So, try out these word chains that change by one phoneme at a time. Your students will learn to add, delete, and change phonemes from word to word.

No Prep Word Ladders

There are word chains for 3 phoneme words and then separate lists for 4 phoneme words (broken down into beginning blends and ending blends). No more trying to think of word chains on the spot. This word ladder resource has it all!

**Example: Teacher says, “Show me clip. Change a sound to make clap.”


I purchased this to use with my child at home. We use this in addition to his homework from school. He enjoys it so much he’ll sometimes ask to do 2 pages instead of 1!
“My class loves to use these word chains! They have been asking to do them over and over! It has been a fun way to practice! I will be using it for years!”

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