2 Sequence- How did we do it? Students took a Primary Spelling Inventory to determine their word study level.If you would like a copy of your child’s spelling results, please let us know! We will be more than happy to get those to you.Students were placed into word study groups.Word study groups meet daily. (Monday's meeting always takes about minutes longer.)*Students spend minutes daily in word study.
4 ~Daily Class Assignments~ Day 1: Students will receive cards for the week. Students cut, sort, and read words.Day 2: Students sort cards and explain how they sorted them, teacher reshuffles cards, student resorts, teacher times, and then student writes their word sort in their notebooks.Day 3: Students will do a speed blind word sort.Day 4: Students will participate in word sort games.Day 5: Students will sort the cards and glue their cards on their paper. Then they will take an assessment on 10 random words that fit their pattern. Tested words may/may not be words they have sorted.
7 ~Special Notes~Please note that your child is only responsible for their pattern. If you have a beginning consonant sort b, m, s, they would only have to write the first letter of the picture that you call out.If they have a vowel pattern, short a versus long a, your child would be responsible for the beginning, middle vowel, and ending sound in the word. Students generally follow the following word study sequence;Beginning consonantEnding consonantShort vowelsDigraphsBlendsLong vowels (CVCe, CVVC, CVVOther vowels (ew, aw, or, ou, oi, ow, ir)Inflected Endings (-ed, -es, -ies, ing
8 • Monday: Remind your child to sort the cards into the categories like the ones we did in school. Your child should read each card aloud during this activity. Ask your child to explain to you why the cards are sorted in a particular way- what does the sort reveal about the spelling pattern in general? Ask you child to sort their cards a second time as quick and correct as possible.• Tuesday: Sort cards, read them to someone. Explain how and why you sorted your cards. You may want to time them and they should place each card within 3-5 seconds. If they struggle to place their cards, continue to practice a second or even a third time. Last help your child write three sentences with a capital letter and punctuation at the end. We would encourage you to practice spelling their Pre-primer, Primer & First Grade Dolch Words correctly (This is a Promotion Standard).• Wednesday: Sort and read cards to someone. Complete a blind word/ picture sort. Directions for blind sort: Lay down a word/picture from each category as a header and then read the rest of the cards aloud. Your child must tell you where the card goes without seeing it. Then have your child lay the card down under the right category and you will only move the card if he or she is wrong. Repeat if your child makes more than one error.*OR*• Do a writing sort to prepare for their weekly test. As you call the words/pictures in a random order your child should write them in their notebook. Call out any words your child misspells a second or even a third time.• Thursday: Sort and read your words to someone. Make a word sort chart in your word study notebook. Glue their cards in the notebook after they have sorted. Look for words that match your pattern in books or magazines. Write cut/glue them in the column of your chart that matches the pattern of the word. Some of these should be different words (with the same pattern) that you have been studying for the week.Word Study Homework