Included in this file are 30 word sorts (15 of two differentiated levels) that include practice with 30 different short vowel word families. This sequence is developmentally appropriate for first grade readers.
I teach two word families each week and use these word sorts for independent practice towards the end of the week.. Each word sort provides engaging and thoughtful practice with two word families. The directions ensure that students are using the 5 domains of language: reading, writing, thinking, speaking, and listening.
My students have fun highlighting the word family (rime), sorting and writing the words, reading their words to friends, and going on a word hunt for more words in books or around the room.
There are 2 levels so that you can differentiate for your students. All levels of readers enjoy working with their word family sorts each week while you know you're addressing our common core standards.
Short Vowel Word Families: at/am, ap/an, it/ig, ot/og, et/en, ug/ut, ack/all, in/ip, ick/ill, op/ock, ell/est, ump/unk, ash/ank.
This work by Jennifer Bruce
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