Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage

Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
Flowcharts for Independent Practice Letter Name Alphabetic Stage
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I have created flowcharts that are aligned with the activities suggested by the gurus from Words Their Way. The flowcharts can be used as posters for groups of students or to be printed and laminated on individual folders for independent or partner practice. Either way your students will know what to do when it is time for Word Study. Each unit in the Letter Name Alphabetic book (red) has very specific activities to reinforce your students' understanding of spelling patterns. While some of the flowcharts look similar,the activities are different. Some of the units only use pictures while others use whole words or a combination of pictures and words. I have designed flowcharts for each stage. They are in color and black-lined. I have also included specific directions for each activity for each stage from the first sort to the forty-ninth one! No matter what grade you teach, it is likely that you will have students at this stage of spelling and now there is no guess work as what you should do! There is very little prep for you other than to teach the routines and then the program runs itself!
For all the Flowcharts/stages:
• Zip-line-At the beginning of the week, students get their new sort. In order to cut down on the loss of the pieces in a sort and for students to easily recognize theirs, students in the same group each take a different color crayon. On the back of their sort they quickly draw 6-8 vertical lines and 6-8 horizontal lines with their crayon and then cut them out. Students will easily identify with the color lines on the back of their sort.
• Speed Sort and Blind Sort -Using a timer and a graph, students race against the clock to sort their sorts correctly, increasingly beating their previous time and graphing it on a personal graph; Blind Sort is done with a partner and using the headers from the sort, partner says the picture or word and the other partner points to the correct header and lays the card down. After all cards have been put down, the other partner checks to see if they are correct.
• Games-Kids love games and if you have not made games for Words Their Way, “Go Fish”, “Concentration” and even Hang Man can substitute for games and the kids never get tired of them! And because the students have zip-lined their words, there is no need to worry about mixing up the sorts.
Explanations of Activities for each Stage/Sort:
Letter Name-Alphabetic-Beginning Consonant Sorts 1-5
• Draw and Label-Students sort again at their seats or in a center and then extend the feature through drawing and labeling activities that ask students to think of other word that have the same beginning sound. Students are encouraged to write as much of the word as they can, using invented spelling to label their drawings. Teacher can assess these spellings to judge student progress in hearing and representing sounds.
• Cut and Paste-After sorting several times students can paste the picture sorts into categories and label them. Or children can look through magazines for pictures that begin with a particular sound. These pictures are cut out, pasted into categories or into an alphabet book and labeled.
• Word Hunts/Word Banks-Students can look through their reading materials and word banks that have the targeted consonant sound and record these. Alphabet books are a good place to look for additional words that begin with targeted sound.



Same Vowel Word Families
• Word Building/Blending and Extending-Complete explanation on pg. 14-15 of Letter name Alphabetic book
• Spelling-Partners hold up pictures one at a time and the other partner has to spell the word using letter cards, chalk boards, white boards or pencil and paper. Then student check their spelling.
• Word Hunts/Word Banks-Look for words in daily reading that mirrors the featured word families. Challenge students to find others that could go in the family or brainstorm additional words but understand that it may be difficult to find them.
Digraphs/Blend Sorts
• Draw/Label and Cut and Paste-Students can draw and label pictures of things that begin with the target sounds/letters. They can look for pictures of things and paste them into categories. Do not expect accurate spelling of the vowels at this stage.
• Word Hunts/Word Banks-Students can look through their guided reading books, picture dictionaries and word banks for words that have the targeted blend/digraph
• Word Building/Blending and Extending-Complete explanation on pg. 30-31 of Letter name Alphabetic book
Mixed Vowel Families
• Word Study Notebooks-Students can list the words from their sort, illustrate some of them, and use words in sentences. They can add words from word hunts and also complete building/blending and extending in their notebooks.
Picture Sorts for Short Vowels
• Draw/Label and Cut and Paste-Students can draw and label pictures of things that begin with the target sounds/letters. They can look for pictures of things and paste them into categories. Do not expect accurate spelling of the vowels at this stage.
• Word Hunts/Word Banks-Students can look through their guided reading books, picture dictionaries and word banks for words that have the short vowels.
• Word Building/Blending and Extending-Complete explanation on pg. 30-31 of Letter name Alphabetic book
Short Vowels in CVC Words and Introduction to R-Influenced Vowels
• Word Study Notebooks-Students can list the words from their sort, illustrate some of them, and use words in sentences. They can add words from word hunts and also complete building/blending and extending in their notebooks.
• Word Hunts/Word Banks-Students can look through their guided reading books, picture dictionaries and word banks for words that have the cvc pattern. Word Hunts can also extend student’s understanding when they include multi-syllabic words like mitten or tablet that have the short-vowel sounds.
• Word Building, Blending and Extending- Activities now isolate the vowel to explore CVC pattern in which there are three units to blend or spell.
This makes word study easy and effortless for both you and your students. You might want to add on:
Homework for Letter Name Alphabetic Stage! Individualized!
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