Make word study fun! Teach your students to recognize, learn and memorize the spelling patterns in words quickly, easily and fluently with these word sorts. They are also great as a source of vocabulary discussion for words that your students may not be familiar with, especially English Language Learners! Included are ways to make the sorts more challenging for you high-achieving students.
These word study lists come in three variations
♦ Color picture headers
♦ Black and white picture headers
♦ No picture headers
This way you can choose what works best for you and your students. I use all three in different ways in my classroom.
The black and white copies
can be used for Interactive Spelling Notebooks. Students cut, mix up, read, manipulate, glue, highlight and write these words throughout the week. By Friday they are ready for their reading and spelling assessments.
The color copies
can be used for small group reading instruction and as a literacy center. Just laminate each page, cut them out and place in a baggie labeled with the sort. The color picture copies work well for ‘Approaching Level’, ‘On Level’ and ‘ELL Level’ groups.
The no picture headers
can be used as a challenge for ‘Beyond Level’ or enrichment students.
♥For Small Group Instruction♥
The adult leading the group will watch and assess how well they read and recognize the spelling patterns when they are sorting the words, guiding and discussing as needed. Doing repeated practice with a paraprofessional is great practice as the more they practice, the more fluent they become. These are great for parent helpers who like working with students also!
♥For a Literacy Center♥
Students take a baggie and read and sort the words on their own (or with a group). They can also write the words (or write them in sentences) after they have sorted them for added writing practice.
This word study kit includes:
♦ The sorts in three variations
♦ Labels for sorting and storage
♦ Directions on how to use them for an interactive spelling notebook
♦ Directions on how to use them for small group instruction
♦ Pictures of how they are used in the classroom
♦ How to store them and use them around the room
This unit follows the spelling patterns taught in the 1st grade portion of the Reading Wonders program, but can be used for any student learning to recognize, read and spell words.
This year long unit includes (in this order):
• short a, short i
• short e, short o, short u
• long a, long i, long o
• patterns of a
• patterns of o
• long i, long u
• patterns of e
• silent letters
• 3-letter blends
• r-controlled vowels
• long a, long e
• prefixes: mis, pre, dis
• ou, ow, oy, oi
• /oo/, /u/
• suffixes: s, es, ies
• aw, au, al
• soft c and g
• compound words
• suffixes: s, ed, ing
• closed syllables
• suffixes: ies, ied, ing
• open syllables
• prefixes: dis, pre
• prefixes: re, un
• el, le
• vowel team syllables
• r-controlled syllables
• suffixes: ful, less
for the other grades and the Primary Complete Word Study sets.