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1 Organizing For Word Study (Words Their Way) EDC424

2 Tips for Preparing Word Sorts Decide on developmentally appropriate features and common error patterns Contrast at least two groups – later exceptions or even three groups Start with easy contrasts > then harder ones Cull 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 practice Handouts / Worksheets for cutting, gluing, writing Whiteboards for independent practice Laminated classification folders Labeled envelopes or baggies for storage (can self check with answers on back if desired) Word study journals in box near word study center Game boards and pieces to extend practice Stopwatch for speed sorts

4 Key resources can be found in the Appendix to Words Their Way Appendix B: Soundboards for sorting labels Appendix 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

5 Setting Up Schedules for Word Sorts

6 Two schedules for Students

7 Offset Weekly Plan for Differentiating Word Sort Instruction

8 Expectations for Word Study Notebooks

9 Try it out: Word Sorts First, sort by SOUND of G. edgecagebag twig slug drug leg lodge flag huge judge stage page badge Hard GSoft G

10 Try it out: Word Sorts Now, sort by [visual] pattern. Work with a partner to discover the different patterns & reflect (compare & declare) edgecagebag twig slug drug leg lodge flag huge judge stage page badge

11 Homework: Running Records Website


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