RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ruth Ann Timmons
Re: Kindergarten word sorts
Tue Dec 6, 2011 16:45

In the past I have started word sorts by introducing the concept whole group first. Then during small group time, for several weeks, I work on teaching the kids how to sort words- the process. Once they seem to have mastered the process, I do put word cards for them to sort in the writing station and also have them as a choice in the literacy boxes. The sorts they are doing independently, I keep to simple CVC word families- -at, -am, -ap for example and even beginning sound sorts- to help build their confidence. When we moved into our new school building, I found a set of picture cards from an old reading series and wrote words on the bottom. These cards are great to provide support for my beginning readers and help them see the word in order to sort- ex. short u: mud, hug, bug. Glad to hear your son is doing so well! Sounds like he is right on track!

  • Kindergarten word sorts - MaryBeth, Sat Dec 3 12:23
    Ruth Ann- I'm just curious about how you implement word sorts with kindergarten. So it's a station that they do? Do you have to model what they need to do first, or can they manage it on their own. I ... more
    • Re: Kindergarten word sorts - Ruth Ann Timmons, Tue Dec 6 16:45
      • Re: Kindergarten Word sorts - Rachel Hicks, Tue Dec 13 19:32
        Using picture cards and writing the words at the bottom of them is a create way to help my beginning readers understand the process of a word sort. GREAT ideas! Thanks
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RE 5040 Fall 2011