Read these short (e) words in each of the columns. If you need to decode (sound out) these words, remember to “slide” the beginning sound into the vowel sound, then “hook on” the ending sound.

 

bet Bret bed bled den Glen
get Chet fed bred fen then
jet fret led fled hen when
let whet Ned Fred men  
met   red pled pen  
net   Ted shed ten  
pet   wed shred    
set     sled pep prep
wet     sped rep step
           
beg Greg hem stem bend blend
keg     them end spend
leg       fend trend
peg   bent Brent lend  
    cent scent mend  
bell dwell dent spent rend  
dell quell Kent Trent send  
fell shell lent   tend  
jell smell rent   wend  
sell spell sent      
tell swell tent   kept crept
well   vent   wept slept
yell   went     swept

 

 

best blest deck check belt smelt
jest chest neck fleck felt spelt
nest crest peck speck gelt  
pest quest     melt  
rest       pelt  
test   left cleft welt  
vest   deft theft    
west   heft   Bess bless
zest       less chess
    elf shelf mess dress
    pelf     press
    self     stress
           
edge dredge mesh flesh help whelp
hedge fledge   fresh kelp  
ledge pledge        
sedge sledge bench clench length strength
wedge   wench drench    
      French fetch fletch
fence thence   quench ketch sketch
hence whence   stench retch stretch
pence     trench vetch  

 

  dead bread death breath
  head dread    
  lead spread   sweat
  stead   threat
  thread health  
  tread wealth  

jet image

 

 

absent

compel fragment patent
address competent freshmen pellet
advent confess hamlet quicken
ascendent conquest happen reckless
asset content helmet redneck
banquet contest henchmen rotten
basinet convent henpeck selfish
basket dentist impel shipment
basset dispel impress spectrum
beckon distinct inject splendid
bellhop docket inkwell subject
Benjamin dragnet insect sudden
billet eggshell intellect sunbelt
bonnet enchantment intent sundeck
bracket enrich kitchen suspect
brisket entrap lapel suspend
bucket evident ligament talent
buffet exit liniment tenement
cabinet expect magnet thicket
casket expend neckband unclench
castanet extend nutmeg unrented
checklist filament nutshell uptrend
chestnut flatten object velvet