Have you differentiated word work in your classroom only to standardize your spelling test? I spent my entire year last year frustrated that many of my students weren't implementing what we were learning during spelling word study, and I wasn't focusing enough on my students that were beyond that spelling stage.
Enter Words Their Way (by Donald Bear). After reading the book cover to cover over the summer, I convinced myself I could implement differentiated spelling/word work rotations in my classroom and meet each student at their instructional level.
I designed these spelling lists based on the spelling progression from Words Their Way Word Study Program written by Donald Bear. This product is the first of many that includes homework for students within the Letter Naming Spelling Stage.
The early letter naming stage focuses on students that struggle with ending sounds by using same vowel word families with cvc words. The middle letter naming stage teaches short vowel discrimination within cvc words. The late letter naming stage focuses specifically on digraphs.
This pack includes a sample implementation schedule, note to parents and homework to send home 4 nights a week for each list of words.
Download the preview for an explanation of implementation and a free first week (at/an word family work).
Spelling Patterns Included
Early Letter Name (ELN):
Middle Letter Name (MLN):
Late Letter Name (LLN):
By January I will upload the Spelling Homework for the Within Word Pattern Stage (29 additional weeks covering blends, common and variant vowels, and dipthongs).
For my in class implementation, I use a variety of resources including a subscription to SpellingCity.com, word sorts from Words Their Way as well as word sorts uploaded to my store (free!) that align with each weekly pattern.
Instead of homework, these printables could be used within a workstation or literacy center, or as a part of a Daily 5 curriculum.
If you have any questions regarding implementation, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.