The Word Jail is one of the many engaging activities for Word Study in the Climb Higher Phonics Program. The purpose of the word jail is to introduce the concept of exceptional words. As the children find, and attempt to categorize "outlaw" words (those who don't follow the rules they are learning) they identify, print, and sort words. Printing them into individual Word Jails in their notebooks helps solidify their knowledge, both of the rules and of the "outlaw" words themselves.
The Climb Higher Phonics program is a systematic, linguistically based program that give you and your students engaging and effective learning experiences that are correlated with the Common Core requirements.