Words Their Way/Spelling

How to Do a Word Sort

  1. Take out your cards.
  2. Read all of your cards.
  3. Ask a question if you don’t know a word
  4. Think about the sounds and spelling.
  5. Sort the words into columns.
  6. Read the words aloud to check.
  7. Write the words in your notebook in columns.
  8. Put your cards back in the envelope.

 

 

How to Do a Speed Sort

  1. Take out your cards.
  2. Shuffle the cards.
  3. Get your watch ready. Set it to zero.
  4. Press start and begin sorting your cards.
  5. When you finish sorting, press stop.
  6. Record your time on your progress chart.
  7. Try again to see if you can get a better time.
  8. Record your new time and calculate the difference.
  9. Put your cards back in the envelope.

 

How to Do a Word Hunt

  1. Decide if you are going to work alone or with a partner.
  2. Take out your cards.
  3. Sort and review your words.
  4. Find a book or a magazine to read.
  5. In your notebook, write the title of the book.
  6. Read the book and look for any words that fit your categories.
  7. Record the words in your notebook.