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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

Assessment

Do your students spell this way?
SEET, SETEseat
NALEnail
ROAPrope
CRIEcry
FOWNDfound
BOTEbought
CRALL, CRAULcrawl
LAFElaugh
TROPEtroop
BAKEback

Instruction

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.




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