This 606 page product contains EVERYTHING you need to teach phonics/spelling in first grade for the ENTIRE YEAR. This spelling curriculum was designed for first grade, however, it could easily be adapted to a Kindergarten or second grade classroom. In this curriculum, the children will learn 49 word family spelling patterns and how to spell all of the Dolch sight words through first grade. It also covers any of the Dolch sight words that have the patterns that are taught. The word family spelling patterns covered are (at, an, ad, am, and, ack, it, in, ick, ig, ish, ing, all, ock, op, un, up, ot, ug, et, ed, en, ell, ill, uck, ate, ake, oke, ide, ive, ace, ice, ou, ai, ee, oa, ay, ow, ow, ea, y (e), y (i), ight, old, ew, aw, ar, er, or). In addition, this program covers blends, digraphs, and a variety of endings. Also included are two short vowel reviews, a long vowel review, and an irregular sight word review. Documents that are included are:
*Curriculum (4 pages) - an overview, laying out clearly what is covered
*Anchor Charts (49 pages)- for all of the word families covered
*Dolch Word Wall (76 pages) - Letter headings with corresponding pictures and all 220 Dolch sight word in large text format for your bulletin board at school
*Personal Word Wall (2 pages) - This contains 2 word walls. One word wall includes all of the word family patterns with the corresponding pictures on the anchor charts and the other contains the Dolch sight words through first grade. This word wall can be printed on regular paper and is for students to use during writing time. A copy can also be sent home to be used when writing at home.
*Flash Cards (6 pages) - These are flash cards for all of the word family patterns and anchor chart pictures. They are great to drill quickly before or after a guided reading group.
*Decoding Cards (136 pages) - These pocket chart cards are meant to have the children practice decoding words by chunking them. These cards are great for when you are introducing the spelling patterns for the week. When using the cards, cover up the whole word except for the beginning sound/blend/digraph and have the children say the sound(s). Then show the word family chunk in isolation and have the children say the chunk. Then show just the ending (if there is one) and have the children tell you the ending sound(s). Then have the children blend the sounds together to tell you the word. If it is a word that you don't think your students may know, discuss the meaning of the word (expanding upon their vocabulary) and invite some students to put the word into a sentence. As you finish with each word, add it to a pocket chart to be displayed in your classroom for the week.
*Poems (110 pages) - There is at least one poem for each spelling pattern. In many cases, I included more than one poem for a spelling pattern to give you options to choose which poem you think your children may enjoy. This is a great shared reading activity to work on fluency. Then after reading for fluency and discussing what the poem means, the children can "hunt" for the spelling pattern within words. This gives the children an authentic way to apply these spelling patterns when reading. These poems were sized so that they could fit in a composition book. I allow my students to glue their poems in with a glue stick and illustrate their poem on the opposite page, giving the children an opportunity to demonstrate their comprehension of the poem.
*Spelling List for Home (32 pages) - There is a weekly letter to go home to parents informing them of what the spelling words are for each week
*In this bundle, there are also enough worksheets to build a daily routine in your classroom with your students. These worksheets could be used whole group, small group, during literacy stations, or for homework:
-Onset and Rime (62 pages) - The children focus on learning the word family and beginning sound(s)
-Rainbow Writing (32 pages) - This is a fun spin on writing your spelling words three times each. The children write each word in 3 different colors producing a rainbow look. I teach my students to focus on one word at a time. With each different color, they need to: read the word, say each letter as they write them, and read the word again. The children are more likely to learn the spelling of words when using visual, auditory, and fine motor skills together.
-Word Sort (21 pages) - The children read and sort the words according to the patterns. They then highlight the patters and find two friends to read their words to.
-OW Word Sort (1 page) - This is an extra word sort to be used after covering both "ow" word families to see if children can differentiate between the two sounds.
-Build a Word (64 pages) - The children use magnetic letters to build their word, mix it up (scramble the letters) build it again (they have to do this 2xs), write the word, and then check the spell of it.
-Stamp Your Words (2 pages) - The children would use stamp letters to stamp their spelling words and then write the word.
*End of the Year Review (9 pages)- The last four weeks of school are spent reviewing what you have taught the students this year in spelling. In addition to the regular weekly worksheets, there are special review worksheets for these weeks: short vowel review, long vowel review, and irregular sight word review.