1st Grade: Spelling Throughout the Year Part 1: Orton-Gillingham Inspired

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Don't just ask students to memorize words for a spelling test! Teach them how to spell. Meaningful spelling practice can be found here.

This product was designed for 1st grade 1st semester, but can be used as needed. This would be great as your spelling curriculum throughout the year!

Are you interested in the second part for 1st Grade?
1st Grade Spelling Throughout the Year Part 2

Here are some worksheets/ activities that coordinate with the skills:
1st Grade Spelling Skills Part 1

Print and laminate these colorful mini posters to teach spelling rules:
Phonemic Anchor Charts

Need this for 2nd Grade?
2nd Grade Spelling Throughout the Year Part 1

After attending an Orton-Gillingham conference I was inspired to create these weekly units. Students love the mixture of real words, nonsense words, sight words, and sentence dictation. If you are looking for a new spelling sequence that is based on the Orton-Gillingham method this is a great set. The sight words (red words) are largely selected from Dolch Word lists. The sequence is roughly based on "Recipe for Reading," but NOT exactly aligned.

*Spelling tests include some words provided on the study sheet as well as some new words that match the weekly concept to truly assess understanding of the skill. Tests include isolated spelling practice as well as spelling in context through dictation.

*Unit numbers are simply to help keep in order as skills build upon previous concepts. Feel free to start wherever the needs of your students are and progress from there.

What's Included:
Parent Letter Introducing the Program
“Vocabulary to Know” for Parents
8 “Pick 2” Multisensory Spelling Activities Sheets
Weekly Spelling Test Template
“Red Words” list in order of introduction
15 Units of Student List, Red Word Practice Sheets, and Teacher Test Keys
Unit #1: Short Vowel (a) cvc
Unit #2: Short Vowel (o) cvc
Unit #3: Short Vowel (i) cvc
Unit #4: Short Vowel (u) cvc
Unit #5: Short Vowel (e) cvc
Unit #6: Consonant Digraphs (ch, sh)
Unit #7: Consonant Digraph (th; hard and soft)
Unit #8: Mixed Consonant Digraphs (wh, th, ch, sh)
Unit #9: Compound words of 2 cvc words
Unit #10: -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz words
Unit #11: Detached Syllables (2 cvc syllables)
Unit #12: Initial “l” Blends
Unit #13: Initial “r” Blends
Unit #14: Initial “s” Blends
Unit #15: Final Blends

*I clearly do not claim affiliation with Orton-Gillingham. I have simply created a spelling curriculum that focuses on the Orton-Gillingham methods but meets the needs of my class. While inspired by it, the sequence of units do not strictly follow "Recipe for Reading."

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~Kendra Thompson
"Teaching in Thompsonville"

This product is for single classroom use.
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1 Semester

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1st Grade: Spelling Throughout the Year Part 1: Orton-Gill
1st Grade: Spelling Throughout the Year Part 1: Orton-Gill
1st Grade: Spelling Throughout the Year Part 1: Orton-Gill
1st Grade: Spelling Throughout the Year Part 1: Orton-Gill