As I've been making these packs, many of the files have become quite a bit longer than they were originally. Depending on the kinds of words that tend to have a given phoneme in them, I've added 'ing' words, compound words, words ending in 'y', etc, so that teachers have the option of using these flashcards to reinforce different types of decoding strategies, word endings, spelling patterns, etc.
However, when I've personally downloaded free files from the internet, or bought packs on Teachers Pay Teachers, I've sometimes made the mistake of printing everything out, thinking that more must be better.
Sometimes that's been fine - but other times, I've ended up with too many bits and pieces, because I haven't really thought through how I was going to use the resources I've printed out.
Hopefully, with the way that I've organised these files, that won't happen to you! As teachers, we know our own classes. With respect to the different kinds of words in each of the files I've been posting, you'll know whether certain words are too easy, too hard or just right for your own kids. I've tried, as much as possible, to make it so that you can easily print out just the right kind of words for your class, while skipping pages that contain words that are too easy/too hard.
I do understand, though, that sometimes it's nice to print it all out (I suspect that's what I'll be doing!) - and if you choose to do that, the words are already organised by difficulty level for you, so if you don't use the compound words (for example) this year, they are ready to go if you need them in subsequent years.
Now - off to do a bit of 'Back to School' planning! I hope your plans are further along than mine are...