Presentation on theme: "Organizing For Word Study (Words Their Way)"— Presentation transcript:
1 Organizing For Word Study (Words Their Way) EDC424
2 Tips for Preparing Word Sorts Decide on developmentally appropriate features and common error patternsContrast at least two groups – later exceptions or even three groupsStart with easy contrasts > then harder onesCull words from multiple spelling lists to provide contrasts (rather than all same pattern)
3 Materials and Space Considerations for Word Sorts Brainstorm with a partner Pocket Charts for peer interactive practiceHandouts / Worksheets for cutting, gluing, writingWhiteboards for independent practiceLaminated classification foldersLabeled envelopes or baggies for storage (can self check with answers on back if desired)Word study journals in box near word study centerGame boards and pieces to extend practiceStopwatch for speed sorts
4 Key resources can be found in the Appendix to Words Their Way Appendix B: Soundboards for sorting labelsAppendix C: Pictures for Sorts & Games (consonants, short vowels, long vowels)Appendix D: Sample word sorts by spelling stage (important for grade level lesson plans)Appendix E: Sight Words and Patterned Words for Word Sorts (including homophones, compound words, open and closed syllables, prefixes/suffixes, roots)Appendix F: Games and Templates for Sorts
9 Try it out: Word Sorts First, sort by SOUND of G. Soft G Hard G bag cagebadgejudgedrugedgeflaghugeleglodgepageslugstagetwig
10 Try it out: Word Sorts bag badge cage drug edge flag huge judge leg Now, sort by [visual] pattern. Work with a partner to discover the different patterns & reflect (compare & declare)bagbadgecagedrugedgeflaghugejudgeleglodgepageslugstagetwig
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