The 17 lessons in this set are based on Making Words by Patricia Cunningham and Dorothy Hall.
In the first step, students make words from smallest to largest, in step two, students sort words based on common words families, and in step three, students apply the skills they learned to read and spell new words.
Included in the digital file are 17 Making Words word sorting lessons that focus on long and short "a" word families. Included for each lesson is a student worksheet, teacher key, and teacher letter and word cards sized for a standard pocket chart. Lesson instructions with common core standards and printable upper and lower case letter cards are also included. Skills: spelling, phonics, rhyming words, word families, and spelling strategies.
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Common Core standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3 Know and apply grade level phonics and word analysis skills.
A. Distinguish long and short vowels when reading regularly spelled one-syllable words.
B. Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.
C. Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
D. Decode words with common prefixes and suffixes.
E. Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
F. Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
THESE LESSONS ARE A MUST-DO FOR ALL ELEMENTARY TEACHERS as a part of a systematic, sequential language arts program. I hope you enjoy!
Chad Arnett, The Hat Man
Mr Arnett's Creative Classroom