Reflection: ELL Students Word Work: Within Words Sorts - Section 2: Mini-Lesson


Recognizing and addressing gaps in students' academic knowledge is critical in bringing all students to grade level.  Word work is essential for students who are not decoding and learning new words as they read.  Today's lesson was a foundational lesson that all future word work lessons will be built upon.  I started at the basic building block of our written language.  The 26 letters- the vowels and the consonants.  The first word sort asked students to categorize words based on their consonant and vowel patterns.  For students to be successful they needed to know which letters are the vowels so they could identify them in the words and see what letters followed.  Once they could do that they could assign the different words to one of three columns: CVC, CVVC, or CVCe.

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Word Work: Within Words Sorts

Unit 1: Revving Up to Read Informational Text
Lesson 8 of 10

Objective: SWBAT analyze and categorize a list of words into VC, VCe, and CVVC patterns

Big Idea: Apply word work skills to read new words as outlined in CCSS Reading Foundations

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