Word Study is a great way for our earliest learners to see and hear patterns to help them read and write. Included are 38 sorts that range from concept sorts, letter recognition, rhyming words, beginning sounds, ending sounds, word families to short vowels. They follow the Words Their Way Emergent spellers progression. There are both black and white and color versions of each sort to make it easy to duplicate. There are anchor charts for beginning sounds and short vowels.
Also included are materials to make a workbook for students. There are covers and workbook pages, including pages to glue pieces and create their own words that follow the patterns. I bind these pages together and use an envelope to store the pieces throughout the week. There are enough sorts to cover the school year.
For additional resources check out my Computer Activities for Emergent Spellers. These go with the 38 sorts to reinforce the pieces with engaging activities for students using technology.