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Digital Word Work Digital Word Sort Activities Distance Learning

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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These word work sorts and activities take learning to a whole new level! Challenge your students with over 40+ engaging digital word sorts that get them reading and thinking about essential spelling patterns and the sounds they make. This resource was designed to provide a variety of vowel pattern word sorts and word work activities from which you can choose to complement your word work program and use all year long. The beauty of these digital sorts is that students have to engage with each word to decide where in the sort it belongs. (Click the video preview to see all that is included.)

So many times students rely on the way a word “looks” based on its spelling pattern when sorting. Sorting then becomes a passive activity. This resource provides rigor* because students can’t just rely on visual patterns to sort. They have to actively read, listen for a particular sound, and determine where in the word sort it goes based on the categories provided. In essence, this word work incorporates spelling pattern activities with phonemic awareness. For patterns that do not have ‘oddballs,’ students sort by syllables.

*Much time has gone into carefully researching, selecting, and creating these well thought out lists to make them the best they can be for my students.

Save precious instructional time. There is no prep work, cutting, or gluing for these sorts. Just get the link, copy, and assign.

This Digital Resource Includes:

Directions for getting started: Detailed instructions on how to save to your Google™️ Drive, as well as how to assign in Google™️ Classroom (NOTE: this resource can be used for other digital forums too.)

Over 40+ sorts with movable word cards (See PREVIEW for a sample word list and all sort patterns.)

Various Sorts Include Are:

Short a / Long a sorts, Long a patterns include: a_e, ai, ay, ey, ei, ea

Short e / Long e sorts, Long e patterns include: ea, ie (syllable sort), ee (syllable sort)

Short i / Long i sorts, Long i patterns include: i_e, ie, igh, y

Short o / Long o sorts, Long o patterns include: o_e (with oddballs), o_e (syllable sort), oa (syllable sort), ow

Short u / Long u sorts, Long u patterns: u_e, ui, ue, ew, oo

Controlled R sorts include: ar, er, ir, or ur,

Other sorts: oi, oy, ou, ow, are, air, ear (as in ear & bear)

Each sort has an additional blank slide with digital word cards for instructional flexibility.

⭐ Additional word work templates can be used with ANY of the word sort lists (digital word card sets).

These include:

✅ making word families

✅ making word chains

✅ determining synonyms and antonyms using a classroom or online thesaurus

✅ adding prefixes or suffixes (movable pieces) to base words you choose from the various lists.

✅defining words and using them in sentences

✅finding multiple definitions for words

Teacher Helpers:

☕ Instructions for differentiating or modifying word work activities

☕ Strategies for increasing student engagement during sorts

☕ Organized and easy access to lists and templates to make planning word work a breeze

This resource was created in Google Slides™️ and is perfect for Google™️ Classroom or any digital forum.

⚠️Currently, this bundle will continue to GROW as word lists are added and new word work templates are created. The price for this bundle is based on what is available in this download at this time. New additions come at no cost to you. Just simply download again when you receive notice from me that there are new updates. I WELCOME any request for sorts and will try to add according. (I teach full time, but I will try to accommodate in a timely manner.

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