Weekly Spelling Sorts

Weekly Spelling Sorts
Weekly Spelling Sorts
Weekly Spelling Sorts
Weekly Spelling Sorts
Weekly Spelling Sorts
Weekly Spelling Sorts
Weekly Spelling Sorts
Weekly Spelling Sorts
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I wanted to make my spelling practice a bit more interactive and fun for my students. For each spelling list, I created word cards and sort charts to match each spelling list. Each Monday. I have my kids work in table groups and I give each group a set of word cards. They have to read all of the words and discuss within their groups how the words relate and what spelling patterns the words have in common. Keep in mind, I do not give them any hints, they simply must read the words and decide for themselves. Then students sort and make stacks the words according to any patterns they find. Some groups catch on to the spelling pattern, while others will categorize the words in a different way. Some groups find the patterns in one week more challenging than others. After walking around and listening to student conversation and observing how they are grouping the words, I distribute the sort sheets. For some kids, a light bulb goes off when they get their sort chart because the spelling pattern is more clear. These kids are then anxious to rearrange their spelling words into new stacks that fit the specific pattern. Other groups will find that their original sorting is correct and feel very successful. I review the spelling pattern with students and then they record their spelling words into the correct columns found on the spelling sort sheet. It’s a fun way to introduce students to the weekly words! The kids love it as they learn and explore the words themselves!

Phonics Skills/Spelling Patterns Addressed In Each Week:
1.) Short Vowel Sounds
2.) Double Consonants
3.) Long e
4.) Long a/Short a
5.) Long i/Short i
6.) Compound Words
7.) Vowel Sounds oo and Short u
8.) Homophones
9.) Consonants j and s
10.) Long o/Short o
11.) Words with kn, wr, mb, st
12.) Vowel Sounds -air, -er, -ear, and -eer
13.) Spelling Suffixes -er, -or, and -ist
14.) Spelling Suffixes -ful, -ly, -tion, and -sion
15.) Spelling Words with ch, sh, and th
16.) Spelling Words with dr, sc, ft, st, fr
17.) Spelling Words with all Letters (Syllables)
18.) Spelling Vowel Sounds oo and oy
19.) Contractions
20.) Vowels with r (ear, ir, or, ur)
21.) Words with -s and -es
22.) Words with s and k
23.) Prefixes un- and re-
24.) Adding -ed and -ing
25.) Words with w and wh
26.) Vowels in Final Syllables (-on, -en, -ar, -er, -el, -al)
27.) Contractions Part 2
28.) Vowel Sounds (a, au, aw)
29.) Syllables
30.) Words with VCCV and VCV Patterns

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