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Word Family Sort

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Word Family Sort

Grades K – 5
Interactive Type Learning About Language
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This online activity is designed for beginning and struggling readers to help them recognize word patterns and learn about onset and rime. Students are first asked to select a vowel, and are then presented with a series of words to sort into short-vowel word families. Students can then print their completed word family chart and use it to practice reading the words fluently.

This activity is modeled after the word family sort referenced in Small Group Reading Instruction: A Differentiated Teaching Model for Beginning and Struggling Readers by Beverly Tyner (International Reading Association, 2004).

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Word Sorts for Beginning and Struggling Readers

Students are introduced to short-vowel word families and learn to sort words alone and with a partner using the Word Family Sort activity.

 

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