This supports the Words Their Way progression for letter name sorts. It includes 38 sorts, a workbook, 38 read the room activities that correspond to each sort and 38 spell check assessments that students can type or write using technology.
Sorts and Workbook
Included are 38 sorts that range from beginning sounds, blends, digraphs, and long and short vowels in both words and pictures. There are both black and white and color versions of each sort to make it easy to duplicate. There are anchor charts for beginning sounds, blends and digraphs, and short and long vowels.
Also included are materials to make a workbook for students. There are covers and workbook pages, including pages to glue pieces and create their own words that follow the patterns. I bind these pages together and use an envelope to store the pieces throughout the week. There are enough sorts to cover the school year.
Read the Room Activities
Included are 38 read the room activites that range from beginning sounds, blends, digraphs, and long and short vowels in both words and pictures. These pair with the Word Study sorts. Each sort has 12 cards that correspond to some of the pictures/words in each of the word study sorts.
There are 3 different kinds of read the room cards.
- picture cards (these include images that are in the sort to reinforce vocabulary and others that are not to encourage students to extend the skill to new words; each picture card has the word missing the letter/blend/digraph/pattern so that students can write the whole word – the exception is the long vowel sorts where it’s just the picture)
- picture/illustrate the word cards (these include 8 pictures and 4 words – the 4 words, use patterns for students to apply their knowledge reading words and illustrating to match)
- real and nonsense word cards (the 12 cards are all words that the students must read and record whether they are real or nonsense)
Type it Out
These Type it Out pages correspond to the word study sorts 1-38. There is one for each sort to act as an assessment for students. Each file is saved as both a pdf and a jpeg file individually. Students can open the file without altering the images. They are able to type directly onto the pdfs or write on the jpegs to complete the activities. I have student’s print these out and use these as spell checks to free up my time.
Sort spell checks for 1-5, 12-20, 36-38 have some sounds/patterns that students may not know – for these I assess for the application of the sound or pattern (ie. do they use blend, digraph, or beginning sound)
Sort spell checks for 6-11, 21-35 apply sounds/patterns that students should have or build on prior skills so I assess the whole word.