SORTS FOR MIDDLE WITHIN WORD PATTERN DIRECTIONS FOR R-INFLUENCED VOWELS SORTS 2226 The directions here offer some ideas for guiding the sort and shows what the final sort will look like. See Words Their Way for complete instructions about how to place students, how to conduct sorts, and for follow-up activities that will assure students practice for mastery. Chapter 2 describes assessment, Chapter 3 describes organizations and core activities and Chapter 6 describes the within word pattern stage in detail. The most frequent r-controlled patterns are covered in these 5 sorts but there are additional patterns. See more words in Appendix E of Words Their Way. Pretest: To determine how much students already know about the r-influenced vowel patterns, you may want to administer Spell Check 15 using the Progress Monitoring/Goal Setting Forms available with other assessment resources at this website. WWP Sort 22. R-influenced A: ar, air, are Although these vowels are sometimes referred to as long and short a it is probably best to just refer to the general category as r-controlled or r-influenced. Sort these first by sound using car and care as headers. Read down each column to check and to look for patterns and oddballs (ear might be considered a different pattern since there is a small set that includes wear and tear). Students should notice that there are different patterns under care. Create a new header with chair and sort again. Underline the ar, are, and air in the headers to designate the pattern and have students do the same with their own set of words. Discuss the homophones bare/bear, hare./hair, pair/pear and plan follow-up activities such as those described in Chapter 5 of Words Their Way. car bark card dark farm start yard care share scare bare rare hare chair fair hair pair bear pear where WWP Sort 23. R-influenced e: er, ear, eer These words are sorted in a way similar to sort 22. Note that tear is a homograph that can be pronounced two ways. Here and hear are homophones and heard is included here to contrast with those. her fern germ term jerk perch stern verse hear near clear year fear tear* deer cheer sneer jeer heard here WWP Sort 24. R-influenced i: ir, ire (with a review of r-blends) R is a slippery sound and students sometimes have a hard time determining where in the word it occurs so in this sort words with r-blends are included. Establish three categories before sorting by underlining the r-blend in grill, the ir in girl and the ire in fire. grill bring drip trick trip drink grip drill girl dirt bird shirt skirt chirp first third birth fire wire hire tire WWP Sort 25. R-influenced o: or, ore and war These words all have the same sound so the first sort is by pattern. Ask students to identify the different ways to spell the sound. War/wore and worn/warn are homophones. The sound in these words have many others spellings but the number of words for each is small (see Appendix E in Words their Way). for born worn short north porch storm fort torch more score chore wore store shore roar board oar war warn warm WWP Sort 23. R-influenced u These words are sorted in a manner similar to sort 23. Students should be successful sorting this on their own and identifying the patterns. Talk about how the w again has an influence on the or pattern that follows as is did with ar. Heard is revisited. fur burn hurt turn church burst curl surf purr earn learn earth search heard pearl word work worth world worm worst Posttest: At this point you may want to administer spell check 15 using the Progress Monitoring/Goal Setting Forms available with other assessment resources.
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