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Spelling Throughout the Year: Phonics, word families, and sight words {Grade 1}

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**updated 7/14/13 to include a blank EDITABLE page for you to use the words you need to better differentiate for your class!

Looking for a Spelling continuum that makes sense for your 1st graders??
This pack follows a phonics continuum that progresses and builds off previous skills throughout the year! It also uses word families, which allow students to learn how to apply the skills they learn!
Students get five phonics words to study, but are tested on 10, which demonstrates if they know the phonics skills.
Also assessed are sight words. Many students can recognize them, but have a difficult time spelling them.

Here's what is included:
-Student homework lists, where the sight words build upon each other throughout the year
-Teacher homework lists, with the possible extra tested words
-Student homework paper for each list (this is just a suggested homework sheet, you can use what you like!) The homework is the same for lists 1-18, changes for 19-27, and 28-36. Also included for the homework is a Spelling Tic Tac Toe you can use!
-Student Test sheets for each list
-Word Wall cards in configuration for both the spelling and sight words

This is a zip file. When you download it there are THREE files packs. Two files are the same phonics and word family words, but one pack is the Fry Sight Words and one pack is the Dolch Sight Words. The third file is the EDITABLE blank page for you to better differentiate.

Please download the preview to get a better look at what is included and to see the phonics continuum!

Read this post to see how I organize this pack!

This is the 1st Grade Edition. I have grades 1-3!

Spelling Throughout the Year: Grade 2

Spelling Throughout the Year: Grade 3

This goes perfect with my Hands-On Dictionary and Phonics Notebook


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This is a well thought out and put together unit. Even though I love it, the lists didn't work out for my class this year. So glad to have the editable file! Thanks!
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This is exactly what I needed. I teach third grade but I have a student who is on the 1st grade level. Writing up spelling lists for her each week was time consuming. This is MUCH better! I love that they have to know the phonics rule and continue practicing the sight words. I just wish the test sheet and homework sheets didn't say the list number. I would like to print 1 and have it copied multiple times rather than printing a new one each week. It would also be easier to print one file had all the lists (no homework or test sheets). Thanks for your hard work. I need to convince my school. to let me use the 3rd grade one :-)
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On  November 2, 2013Jamie Sears (TpT Seller) asked:
I really wish I could see a larger preview of this product so I can determine if it is what I need. I want to see what a weekly list looks like and what a homework page looks like. Is that possible?
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On  August 31, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hello! I have been looking for a spelling homework pack to go along with our reading series and see that this is now editable! Can you tell me what activities are on the student homework portion?
Thanks! Melanie
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On  September 1, 2013Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach answered:
There is a tic-tac-toe version with different activities, or the HW for each week is ABC order, rhyming, and sentences.
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On  July 13, 2013,  Corey P. asked:
Is it possible for me to edit the nonnegotiable words. Many of my kids are ready to start at fry's second list at the beginning of first. Should I buy the spelling for grade 2?
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On  July 15, 2013Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach answered:
Hi Corey! I just uploaded a revised version of the pack, I included a blank editable page in the file! Go ahead and download it again. Hope that works for you!
On  July 9, 2013Huntress (TpT Seller) asked:
Thank you for fixing the sight words portion, but the phonics part still says five additional words instead of three.
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On  July 11, 2013Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach answered:
Oh my gosh, I swear I fixed that section! Why did it not keep the changes?? So weird! I just uploaded it again, and I triple checked that it saved the changes this time.
On  July 3, 2013Huntress (TpT Seller) asked:
I'm confused too by the words for the test. The student page says there will be five additional words that follow the pattern, although the week 1 directions say only three and the teacher pages all list only three. Then it says only two random sight words on the week 1 directions, but the student pages all say five random sight words... It doesn't add up. Please clarify.
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On  July 5, 2013Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach answered:
I'm sorry! I don't know how that got by me, or my editors! It is fixed and uploaded, so now it says two words. Go ahead and redownload it! Thank you!
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On  June 21, 2013,  Buyer asked:
Hi! Your pack is amazing and so thorough but I'm a little confused on the tests. Could you please help? The spelling test paper (after list 1) has room for 17 words. On the list that goes home it says that you choose five of the words from the box of "ongoing words" and that there will also be five words that follow the spelling rule on the test. Which words do you usually give to make up the 17 words- the five skill words, five high frequency words, and...? Sorry to bother you but I just want to see how you use it in your class. Thank you so much!
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On  June 21, 2013Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach answered:
Hi there!
The tests are 15 words...the beginning pages talked about have 3 more phonics words (examples given on the teacher page) and 2 more sight words...and I left the bonus up to you! You can do whatever you like; more difficult phonics/word family words, sight words in a differentiated level, color/number words, months, or if you're working on a particular theme, you can use those words. Whatever works for you! :)
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On  June 11, 2013,  Cori W. asked:
Hey there...love this and can't wait to start it with my kiddos!
On the 1st take home spelling list it says: "Parents: Each week, this list of words will get bigger. The words are the sight words that the students study each week. that are on the bottom of this page." Any chance you have time to move that around?

Thanks! :)
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On  June 11, 2013Jen Ross - Teacher by the Beach answered:
Oops! Sorry! I believe it's all fixed! Go ahead and redownload! :)
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Spelling Throughout the Year: Phonics, word families, and
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