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• Short Vowel, Real Word/Nonsense Word Building and Written Sort with Sentence and Illustration
• Includes the following word families: at, ad, am, an ell, en, in, it, op, ot, ug, un
• Students build a word with the letters on the bottom of the page.
• Next they decide if it is a real or nonsense word and write it under the correct column.
• Lastly, students choose one of their real words, write a sentence, self check for capital and letter and punctuation by checking the appropriate box, and illustrate their sentence on the back.
I have used these word building/word sorts in my classroom for several years and have found that students have had great success with this activity. Students must actually read the word and comprehend its meaning in order to decide if it is a real or nonsense word. This requires more skill than what is required by merely sorting word cards by visually recognizing a pattern. Additionally, students are provided the opportunity to practice and reinforce both penmanship and sentence writing skills.
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Addresses the following Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1.A: Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.2.B: Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B: Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.A: Print all upper- and lowercase letters.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.1.J: Produce and expand complete simple and compound declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences in response to prompts.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.B: Use end punctuation for sentences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.D: Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.E: Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.