BACK TO SCHOOL Phonics WORD SORTS Distance Learning Google Classroom & Printable

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  1. This is a GROWING BUNDLE, with WORD SORTS based on both MONTHS and HOLIDAYS! Students LOVE trying to figure out the MYSTERY WORDS, while they are sorting the letters to find 2-, 3-, 4-, 5-, 6- & 7-letter words!Use these sorts to practice and enhance:PHONICS SPELLING PATTERNSVOCABULARYBuild READ
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***NOW DIGITAL and PRINTABLE Versions! Use in Google Classroom for remote instruction or print out for hands-on learning!***

Can be purchased in my Season Words Sorts Bundle a GROWING bundle!

❤️ Watch this VIDEO to see a Word Sort in action! Read this blog post to learn more!

These Mystery Word Sorts are a FABULOUS way to introduce spelling patterns and differentiate for phonics and word work in your class! Use to teach and strengthen patterns such as CVC, CVVC, CVCe and Syllable Patterns such as Open, Closed, r-controlled, vowel teams, Vowel-silent e, consonant le, etc.

Build READING, SPELLING, and VOCABULARY proficiency:

  • Use knowledge of letter patterns to decode unknown words
  • Recognize onsets, rimes, affixes, and other phonological patterns
  • Dictionary use for meaning

How does it work?

The 82 Page Printable resource is a PDF, which can be printed and copied. This can be used in the classroom or sent home for distance learning. These can be used as practice work and for assessment. This contains the answer key for the 35 individual word sorts.

The 37 Page Digital resource is an entirely paperless, INTERACTIVE version for students to use. It can be used directly in Google Classroom! There is no need to print, copy, or prep. You can assign any or all of these sorts to your students through Google Classroom. You can pick and choose the slides you wish to use for your students. The slides have directions for students, which can be edited by you!

Technology Skills:

  • Selecting
  • Dragging elements
  • Typing in Text Boxes

About the Sorts

Each of the 35 sorts uses scrambled BACK TO SCHOOL themed words. All the MYSTERY words are 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 letters long! (see words below.)

Each sort contains an answer key, with the answer to the mystery word as well as the words that can be made using 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and/or 7 letters.

For teachers who are looking to do less copying or just want students to unscramble the mystery word, I’ve also included compact sheets with four of the scrambled words on each sheet. There is a large answer sheet for those mystery words, as well.

Each sort:

INCLUDES: common nouns (singular and plural), words recognized in the dictionary, challenging vocabulary words, onomatopoeia recognized in a dictionary (moo, ah, eh), some informal sayings found in the dictionary (hi, yo, gosh), adverbs (ending in -ly)

EXCLUDES: contractions, abbreviations, proper nouns, titles which use periods (mr., mrs., ms.), inappropriate words for school children, archaic expressions, musical scale notes (do, re, fa, mi, etc.), mantra sounds (om), prefixes, suffixes, shortened versions of words (doc, limo, etc.), slang not found in the dictionary

The following words are included:

  1. tape
  2. draw
  3. read
  4. apple
  5. chart
  6. easel
  7. globe
  8. think
  9. learn
  10. paper
  11. crayon
  12. laptop
  13. eraser
  14. lesson
  15. pencil
  16. swings
  17. stamps
  18. cursive
  19. library
  20. markers
  21. teacher
  22. stapler
  23. science
  24. project
  25. numbers
  26. student
  27. alphabet
  28. spelling
  29. jumprope
  30. notebook
  31. computer
  32. stickers
  33. bookshelf
  34. education
  35. cafeteria

❤️ Includes a FREE Phonics Word Mat to sort by CVC patters!

Please download the Preview to see them more closely. Enjoy using them!

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Copyright © 2020 Stacey Colegrove

All rights reserved by author. Permission to copy for single classroom use only. Electronic distribution limited to single classroom use only. Not for public display.

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