This packet contains four activities for spelling/phonics practice with words that contain the short a sound. I use it as one week of homework. The spelling words used in this particular packet are dad, mat, sat, man. They correspond with Journeys First Grade Lesson 1, but the activities can be used with other phonics programs as well.
I created these activities for my first graders with intellectual disabilities who are not able to learn 10 words each week in the same manner that typically-developing students learn. After all the work I put in, I figured there must be other teachers out there who might find them useful so I wanted to share them.
Each week I select a few of the spelling words from the general education curriculum (usually 4 out of 10) and create activities to differentiate the general curriculum so my lowest students will be able to complete spelling homework and practice phonics rules.
The assignments are as follows:
-Monday/Day One: Cut and paste letters and letter combinations to the matching letters/letter combinations to build the word shown in the picture.
-Tuesday/Day Two: Trace the word shown in the picture.
-Wednesday/Day Three: Trace and write the word shown in the picture.
-Thursday/Day Four: Cut and paste letters and letter combinations into the blank spaces to build the word shown in the picture.
See my Unit 1 combo pack including these worksheets plus worksheets for 4 more lessons: Differentiated Spelling/Phonics Practice Unit 1 Pack: Lessons 01-05