Elementary teachers know that word sorts (word work) are one of the best ways to learn about and explore our language - but it can get boring, just moving one white piece of paper around after another! And that's where the garden word sort comes in!
This product focuses on vowels and vowel teams where the same spelling represents more than one sound.
First, with a vegetable garden theme, are the 5 vowels alone: word sorts deal with a short vowel sound versus a long vowel sound (except for U, which has two other sounds.)
Next, with a flower garden theme, are vowel teams. Combinations included are: ea, oo, ou, ow.
Finally, also with a flower garden theme, is:
- the letter Y when it acts as a vowel, and
- the CVe pattern and its exceptions.
These materials are specifically designed to be used as file-folder activities. They additionally include a worksheet to extend the learning.
Want to make some word sorts of your own? In addition to the 11 word sorts that come with this product, I've provided blanks for both sets of cards - flowers and vegetables - in 6 colors (which means, of course, you get 12 varieties of blank sets to work with.). I've also included blank file folder covers & baggie-sized covers.
The blank set is also for sale without the 11 sorts, if you want to go that route instead of this product. Find it here: Blank Board Games - Garden Word Sort
There is also a Pet Store / Doggie Daycare Blank Word Sort set
in the same format available in my store.
Please visit my store for more WORD SORTS / WORD WORK items
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