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Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students

Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students
Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students
Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students
Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students
Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students
Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students
Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students
Differentiated Spelling Lists for English Language Learners and All Students
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Do you teach ELLs, Sheltered Instruction, Bilingual Spanish? Then these are the lists you have been searching for. I know, because I searched too. When I didn't find what I was looking for, I created these lists. They were used with love by my students and me and now I am sending them out to the webosphere!

These were designed for a third grade classroom, but would fit second or fourth grade as well.

The following lists and their phonics concepts have been specially chosen to support English Language Learners, especially those whose first language is Spanish. They would be perfect for a sheltered instruction situation, or a classroom with with just a few ELLs. Since my class consisted of Spanish speaking students, I have translated these lists into Spanish. This not only helps the student understand the word more fully, but it also helps parents and family members to help the students study at home.

This program is multi-leveled to help differentiate for a wide variety of learners.
The lists themselves are divided into groups for further differentiation. Priority Words are the words that follow the phonic rule that everyone in the class should learn. They are high frequency words, and you will find some words repeated in other lists because they are such common words. The Basic Words are for most learners, but those with spelling accommodations can be assigned fewer words from this part. The Challenge Words are for students who need a challenge, excel at spelling, or just love hard work. I give bonus points for these on the test.


Each list has three different versions. There are also lists for those newcomers who come in the middle of the year so you don’t have to throw them into the regular lists at first.

Here are how the the list versions work.

Version 1 of each list is the first page. It includes two copies of the list.

Version 2 of each list is the second page. It includes two copies of the list and the Spanish translations for each word.

Version 3 of each list is the third page. It includes the priority words with a context sentence. This list also includes high frequency, easier words. Most of the high frequency words still follow the phonetic concept for the week, but some are chosen for their frequency alone especially at the beginning of the year.


These are aligned to Texas TEKS and Common Core, although I am sure they would fit within any standards system. They can help modify in any classroom.
Also helpful for: AIMS CST CAT CSAP FCAT SSI CRCT EOCT GHSGT GAA IES TERRA NOVA HSA ISAT ITBS ISAT IST CCSS CAS MEA MSA MCAS MEAP ELL MCAII MCT NESA NECAP NJASK PSSA NECAP PASS STEP TCAP TAKS SDAAII HSPE WESTEST WKCE WKCE PAWS
Total Pages
86 pages
Answer Key
Not Included
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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