I was looking for more activities to use for the Benchmark Advance spelling words, but couldn't find any. I used word sorts that I had from when I taught first grade, but I needed both easy and hard words; plus, the ones I was using, used too much paper. Thus, I decided to make these for use in my class to work on the spelling patterns used in Benchmark. Each word sort fits on 1 sheet of paper.
These are word sorts for Third Grade Benchmark Advance Unit 1 Week 1 (CA). There are 15-16 words in each sort, including the 8 spelling words used by the program. Some of the words are a little easier to help with struggling students, with the harder words being the spelling words Benchmark uses. Each square is numbered to help with easy correcting.
There is typically 1 word sort for each week, unless otherwise noted.
Week 1 - r controlled vowels: /ar/, /or/
Week 2 - r controlled vowels: /er/, /ir/, /ur/
Week 3 - Closed syllables
Answer keys are not included at this time.