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 2nd grade 1st semester, but can be used as needed. This would be great as your spelling curriculum throughout the year!
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1st 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.
Parent Letter Introducing the Program
“Vocabulary to Know” for Parents
Weekly Spelling Test Template
“Red Words” list in order of introduction
"Pick 3" Multi-Sensory spelling at home ideas
15 Units of Student Lists
15 Units of Red Word Practice
15 Units of Teacher Test Key:
Unit #1: Short Vowel cvc (a, o)
Unit #2: Short Vowel cvc (e, i, u)
Unit #3: Consonant Digraphs (ch, th, wh, sh)
Unit #4: Compound words of 2 cvc words
Unit #5: -ss, -ll, -ff, -zz words
Unit #6: Detached Syllables (2 cvc syllables)
Unit #7: Initial Blends
Unit #8: Initial S Blends
Unit #9: Final Blends
Unit #10: Mixed Blends (Beginning and End)
Unit #11: Multisyllabic Words with Blends
Unit #12: -ng and –nk Words
Unit #13: -ed as an Ending
Unit #14: Magic “e”
Unit #15: Open and Closed Syllables
Here are some worksheets that coordinate with the skills in this program:
Spelling Practice Part 1
Print and laminate these colorful mini posters to teach spelling rules:
Phonemic Anchor Charts
Check out this corresponding product:
Spelling Throughout the Year Part 2
***This one is INCLUDED in this purchase:
Spelling Made Fun
*I clearly do not claim affiliation with these programs. 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 may be slightly varied from "Recipe for Reading."
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