Word Sorts for Google Classroom | Distance Learning

Grade Levels
1st - 2nd
Formats Included
  • PDF
  • Google Apps™
96 pages
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Independent spelling activities for teachers who want to improve students' spelling skills. 83 word sorts in Google classroom are appropriate for 1st and 2nd graders. Use for distance learning or as a word work center. You can organize your spelling instruction for the whole year around these sorts and assessments.

**Easily accessible to students and parents - pictures and audio clips teach the sounds

**Saves you time - copy the activities into your Google drive and assign in Google classroom

**Ensure mastery - more than one sort for each skill for multiple practice opportunities

**Differentiate - optional challenge words on most slides

**Meet student needs - assessment included so you know what skills students need

**Uses research-based strategies - word sorting, practice with word families, explicit phonics instruction


-PDF with links to 83 word sorts. You will be prompted to make a copy into your own Google drive

Bonus Material

-Link to a demo video, share to students and parents to easily explain the activity

-Spelling assessment, both a printable and Google version with recorded words

-Student data sheets to plan next steps in spelling and monitor growth

-Teacher guide for using spelling assessment data


Word Sorts (Printable Version)

Word Sorts for Seesaw

Skills Covered - multiple sorts for each skill

-short vowels



-glued sounds (all, ell, ill, ull, ank, ink, unk, ang, ing, ong, ung)

-VCe patterns (a_e, i_e, o_e, u_e)

-R controlled vowels (ar, er, ir, or, ur)

-other long vowel patterns (ai, ay, ea, ee, igh, ie, oa, ow, ui, ew, oo)

-diphthongs (au/aw, oi/oy, ou/ow)

-other advanced patterns (silent letters, soft c/g, tion, etc.)

-syllable patterns


**The resource is for personal and single classroom use only. For use with multiple classrooms, please purchase additional licenses at a reduced rate.

Total Pages
96 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Generalize learned spelling patterns when writing words (e.g., cage -> badge; boy -> boil).
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
Identify words with inconsistent but common spelling-sound correspondences.
Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams.


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