Word sorts help engage students with word study by analyzing the spelling patterns in words. Repeated exposure and practice with word families and other spelling patterns increase speed in recognition and so improves decoding skills.
Kinder and first graders will benefit by analyzing words and distinguishing between the –ap and -ad word families.
COMES IN TWO VERSIONS!
• Words for sorting come 2 to a page and one version includes a corresponding sheet for sorting and gluing.
• A copy-saver version includes –ap and –ad word family toppers that requires only a half-sheet per student and a blank piece of paper for gluing.
• Students read each word orally and highlight the word family or other spelling pattern. One color or different colors can be used for highlighting different word families/spelling patterns.
• Start off the year by reading the words whole group and highlighting the word family parts or consonant blends together until students become familiar with the procedure and how to place them in the correct column.
• Later students can do the word sorts independently or with a partner at a literacy center.
• Words can be kept in a baggy to practice sorting daily or as desired. Words can be glued onto paper on the last day of use.
• Have students check their word sorts with a partner for accuracy.
Look for more great word sorts in upcoming packets: All short vowels, long vowels (vowel teams and Magic E), consonant blends, consonant digraphs (H Brothers), diphthongs, etc.
Aligned with CCSS: