Within-Word Pattern Spellers
Stages of Spelling
Ages: 6 –12
Grades: 1 to mid-4
Corresponding Stage of Reading and Writing: Transitional
Covered in: Chapter 6
Do your students spell this way?
Word Study Activities
Sort pictures to contrast long and short vowels; use teacher-made word sorts to examine long vowel patterns; collect words in word study notebooks; sort words by grammatic and semantic features; conduct word hunts for specific long and complex vowel patterns; play board games to contrast r-influenced vowels; play card games such as Homophone Rummy.