Sticky Word Cards represent all sticky words up through
Sticky words are words that have irregular spellings or sound-spellings that cannot be decoded by students yet.
Each card displays one sticky word held by an Express Readers’ character.
On the back of each card is an easy reference guide for educators about the word on the front. The reference explains the Step in which the word is introduced, the sound-spellings that are already known, how to map the word for orthographic mapping purposes, and a simple explanation of the “sticky” sounds.