This complete 21 week unit will systematically progress students through the Letter Name – Alphabetic Spelling Stage (Words Their Way by Bear, Invernizzi, Templeton, Johnston) while learning their short vowels including the use of blend and digraphs at the beginning and end of words. These words and word lists are intended for students who are spelling on an early to middle 1st grade spelling level and after they have learned their letter sounds. Using this unit is perfect for classrooms that use the Daily5 or Reading/Writing Workshop.
I’ve designed this unit to meet the individual needs of each child in your classroom, yet be easily managed by the teacher. Using the Pre/Post Test, determine where in the unit the child should begin. The students will then study their assigned patterns at school, as well as at home, using the classroom and homework study choice pages. When they are ready, they get a test for another child in the classroom to give to them. This easy and manageable system will allow you to truly meet the needs of each child in your classroom.
The resources and use of those resources in this unit of study are found below.
1. Parent Letter: Gives you a letter you can share with your student’s parents explaining the word study program and the expectations for homework.
2. Classroom Tracker: Keep track of each student’s progression through the spelling unit.
3. Teacher Pages: Gives you a quick reference guide as to what words the students were given to study the patterns, what words are on the spelling test, as well as other words that follow the pattern for your use in small group instruction.
4. Student Pages: Each student page has 2 sections. One for the student to use at school and one for the student to take home and study for homework.
5. Test Pages: These reusable test pages can be printed on card stock and laminated.
6. Word Study Lists: Word lists for students to use at home and in the classroom to find multiple words to complete word study activities.
7. Word Study Choice Pages: There are 18 different classroom and 18 different homework choices that students can demonstrate they’ve studied the patterns they’ve been given.
8. Resources: Materials you may need to have available to students to be able to complete all the word choices.
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