Common Core Aligned
Words for Writing Book & Worksheets
This reference book helps students find the proper spelling for the top sight words in kindergarten and 1st grade. Use the “Name” page for family members & classmates.
Tips for Use:
Copy the dotted pages to use as worksheets. I have the students trace the words on one page per day. We then practice reading the words as a class. They can color the pictures and take the worksheets home. Once all of the pages have been practiced I hand out the book. This helps the students with ownership of the words and hence the book once they get it. I use the printed (not dotted) version to make double sided books. I copy the white cover on a colored card stock for durability. Copy inside pages front/back and fold in the middle and staple for a very nice reference guide. My students keep these in their desks. At writing time they use this book as a reference. Any words in the book are words I expect students to spell correctly. This does take time and management to implement, but well worth the results. Your students will quickly begin to spell these commonly used words correctly. YAHOOOOO!!!!
Instructions for making the booklets:
Cover on the outside
Page 1 front: Activities/A back: B/Names
Page 2 front: Colors/C back: D/Numbers
Page 3 front: Days of the Week/E back: F/Months
Page 4 front: Z/G back: H/Y
Page 5 front: X/I back: J/W
Page 6 front: V/K back: L/U
Page 7 front: T/M back: N/S
Page 8 front: R/O back: P/Q
Common Core Standards addressed:
Standard (RF.1.3g) – Recognize and read grade-appropriate irregularly spelled words.
Standard (L.CCR.2) – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Standard (L.1.1a) – Print all upper and lowercase letters.
Standard (L.1.2) – Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.
Standard (L.1.2d) – Use conventional spelling for words with common spelling patterns and for frequently occurring irregular words.
Standard (L.1.2e) – Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.