Word Work Activities Bundle - Word Study Bundle - Works with Words Their Way™

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My district does not use words their way, but I needed something more to help my students with certain skills. This helped me so much!
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    Word Work lessons and centers: DONE! Everything you need for the entire year of word work lessons and word work activities is included in this huge Word Work Bundle. This bundle includes over 1000 pages of word study resources, including 60 lessons, word lists, word work activities for whole class, small group or centers, word sorts, and assessments! It truly is everything you need! The resources will help you teach short vowels, blends, digraphs, long vowels, CVCe, vowel teams, R-Controlled vowels, diphthongs and more. This word work activities bundle can be used with any phonics or spelling program, including Words Their Way™. Whether used to complement Words Their Way™ or any other word work program, you'll be organized and ready to roll with everything at your fingertips to help you differentiate your word work groups! View the Preview file to see exactly what is included in this amazing word work activities bundle.

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    Word Work Activities Bundle includes:

    • Three Resources: Short Vowels Edition, Long Vowels Edition, Other Vowels Edition
    • One ZIP file download with:
      • One PDF file (containing the word work activities, lessons, and materials)
      • Folder: 1 PDF and 1 PPT with Editable Parent Letters
      • Folder: 2 PDFs with Editable Spelling Homework (2 Versions)
      • Folder: Editable PDF and PPT with Teacher Notebook Binder Covers, Dividers, & Spines (3 Color / Design Options)

    • Overview
    • Table of Contents (with clickable page numbers)
    • Detailed information for each of the activities
    • Ideas for Organization
    • Suggested Materials
    • Teaching Tips for the Lessons
    • First Grade Standards covered in this product
    • Teacher Notebook dividers and binder covers
    • 60 word study lessons for Middle Letter Name Alphabetic learners to late Within Word Learners
    • 60 Picture Sound sorts
    • 60 Stamp It! printables
    • 60 word sort printables
    • 60 Word Hunt printables
    • 60 Assessments/ “Word Work Checks” (spelling tests) including dictation sentences (Word Lists, Dictation Sentences, & Bonus Words are all editable)
    • A “Parent Copy” bank of words for each spelling pattern
    • A “Teacher Copy” bank of words for each spelling pattern
    • A list of possible activities for each spelling pattern
    • A list of letter tiles needed for each spelling pattern
    • Word Detective open ended worksheet
    • Phonics Flash Cards corresponding to each lesson
    • Letter tile printable masters (teacher and student sets) and suggestions for use (multiple options to choose from in both ZB and DN style handwriting)
    • Printable assessment sheet (several versions to choose from)

    This resource is designed to provide ongoing word study (and spelling) instruction throughout the school year. It begins with CVC words in the Letter Name- Alphabetic stage of learning and moves through other vowels like diphthongs and “r” controlled vowels in the late Within Word stage.

    The activities within this product nicely complement the Words Their Way™ program developed by Donald R. Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton, and Francine Johnston (4th edition). Which lesson you begin with and the length of study for each pattern must be determined by your students’ needs. Spelling inventories for initial assessment can be found in Words Their Way™. I have found this book to be an extremely valuable resource. Please be sure to check out the detailed preview to see all of the activities and patterns that are covered in this bundle.

    The following patterns are covered in this bundle:

    Short Vowels Edition: (Updated 10.3.22)

    • Short /a/
    • Short /a/ /i/
    • Short /a/ /e/ /i/
    • Short /a/ /i/ /e/ /o/
    • Short /a/ /i/ /e/ /o/ /u/
    • Digraph Final /ck/
    • Digraph /sh/
    • Digraph /th/
    • Digraph /ch/
    • Digraph /wh/
    • Digraphs /wh/ and /ph/
    • REVIEW Digraphs /sh/ /th/ /ch/ /wh/
    • Digraphs /ch/ /th/ (additional if needed)
    • Digraphs /sh/ /wh/ (additional if needed)
    • “L” Blends /bl/ /cl/ /fl/
    • “L” Blends /gl/ /pl/ /sl/
    • “R” Blends /br/ /cr/ /dr/ /fr/
    • “R” Blends /gr/ /pr/ /tr/
    • “S” Blends /sc/ /sk/ /sl/ /sm/
    • “S” Blends /sn/ /sp/ /st/ /sw/
    • FLOSS Rule: -ff, -ll, -ss, -zz

    Long Vowels Edition: (updated 10.3.22)

    • Short /a/ vs. Long /a-e/ 
    • Short /i/ vs. Long /i-e/ 
    • REVIEW Short /a/ /i/ Long /a-e/ /i-e/ 
    • Long /o-e/ 
    • Short /u/ vs. Long /u-e/ 
    • REVIEW CVCe /a-e/ /i-e/ /o-e/ /u-e/ 
    • Final /k/ with Short & Long Vowels 
    • Digraphs with Short & Long Vowels
    • Short /a/ vs. Long /a-e/ /ai/ 
    • Long /a-e/ /ai/ /ay/ 
    • Short /e/ vs. Long /ee/ /ea/ 
    • Short /o/ vs. Long /o-e/ /oa/ 
    • REVIEW /ea/ /oa/ /ai/ 
    • Long /o-e/ /oa/ /ow/ 
    • Short /u/ vs. Long /u-e/ /ui/ 
    • Long /u-e/ /ui/ /ew/ /oo/ 
    • REVIEW Long /ai/ /oa/ /ui/ /oo/ /ea/ 
    • Short /i/ vs. Long /i-e/ /igh/ 
    • Long /i-e/ /igh/ /y/ 
    • Long Vowels (VCC) /ol/ /il/ /in/ 

    Other Vowels Edition: (to be updated by 10.10.22)

    • Short /a/ Bossy /ar/
    • Short /e/ Bossy /er/
    • Short /i/ Bossy /ir/
    • Short /o/ Bossy /or/
    • Short /u/ Bossy /ur/
    • Bossy /ar/ Long /are/ /air/
    • Bossy /er/ Long /ere/ /eer/ /ear/
    • Bossy /ir/ Long /ire/ /ier/
    • Bossy /or/ Long /oar/ /ore/
    • Bossy /ur/ Long /ure/ Bossy /ar/ /or/
    • “R” Blends Bossy /ar/ /ir/
    • REVIEW Bossy /or/ ir/ ur/
    • Long /ue/ Diphthongs /oi/ /oy/
    • Diphthong /oo/
    • Short /o/ Diphthongs /ou/ /ow/
    • REVIEW Diphthongs /oi/ /oy/ /ou/ /ow/
    • Short /a/ Ambiguous Vowels /al/ /aw/
    • Ambiguous Vowels /au/ /al/ aw/
    • REVIEW /ow/ /ew/ /aw/
    • Final Unaccented Syllables /er/
    • Inflectional Endings- Change “y” to “i” and add “es”

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    Here's what teachers are saying:

    • "Everything I need at my fingertips for word work! Thank you!"
    • "Well worth it! Thanks for doing all this hard work!"
    • "This was such a time saver!! I love the word sorts and suggested games. They are all laid out for a weeks worth of lessons and ideas! The letter tiles are great for the words!"
    • "Great Words Their Way Resource!"
    • "So much packed into a great word study addition. I am excited to get this started with all my groups."
    • "Big fan of the rules posters!"


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    to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
    Demonstrate understanding of spoken words, syllables, and sounds (phonemes).
    Distinguish long from short vowel sounds in spoken single-syllable words.
    Orally produce single-syllable words by blending sounds (phonemes), including consonant blends.
    Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
    Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).


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