Words Their Way: Letter name- Alphabetic Sorts (Progression Level 1)
Directions:  Put each word sort words on a small index card or piece of paper.  Mix up the words and then have your child categorize them.  Discuss.  Practice writing words in ABC order, drawing or acting out words, make a board game, etc.  Use your imagination and create games to help make spelling skills strong and have fun doing it.  It makes wonderful, positive memories of school, learning, and spelling. :-)
                                        
                     
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Word Sort 1: Short a Word Families:
* cat, bat, sat, fat, mat, rat, hat
* man, can, pan, ran, fan, van, tan
* sad, mad, dad, had, pad
* cap, tap, map, nap, lap, rap
* bag, rag, wag, tag, flag

Word Sort 2: Short i Word Families:
* sit, bit, hit, fit, kit, quit
* big, wig, pig, dig, fig
* pin, win, fin, thin, chin
* pill, will, fill, hill, mill, bill, kill
* rip, lip, hip, zip, dip
* sick, pick, lick, kick, tick, chick

Word Sort 3: Short o Word Families:
*  not, got, hot, lot, pot, dot, shot
*  hop, pop, mop, cop, stop, shop
*  job, rob, cob, mob, blob, sob
*  lock, rock, sock, dock, clock, block
*  dog, log, frog, fog, jog

Word Sort 4:  Short e Word Families:
* pet, net, met, set, jet, bet, get
* ten, hen, pen, men, then, when
* bed, red, fed, led, sled
* bell, tell, well, fell, shell

Word Sort 5:  Short u Word Families:
* cut, nut, hut, but, shut
* tub, rub, cub, club
* bug, rug, dug, jug, hug, tug
* fun, bun, run, sun, gun
* duck, luck, suck, truck, tuck

Word Sort 6:  Short a, i, u Word Families:
* man, can, fan, ran, than, plan, van
* pin, win, fin, thin, grin, chin, skin
* fun, run, sun, bun, gun

Word Sort 7: Short a, i, o, u Word Families:
* cat, mat, hat, sat, rat, that
* sit, fit, hit, kit, bit, pit, quit
* not, hot, got, pot, rot, cot, dot
* cut, mut, nut, but, hut, shut

Word Sort 8: Short a, i, e Word Families:
* bag, rag, wag, flag, tag, snag
* big, wig, pig, jig, dig, fig
* pill, will, hill, fill, bill, spill, drill
* bell, sell, tell, well, fell, shell, smell

Word Sort 9: Word Families with ck:
* back, sack, tack, jack, pack, black
* sick, lick, pick, tick, kick, chick
* lock, rock, sock, dock, clock, block
* duck, suck, tuck, truck
* neck, peck, deck, speck

Word Sort 10:  Word families with Preconsonantal Nasals:
* camp, lamp, ramp, stamp, damp
* jump, dump, hump, stump, lump
* band, hand, sand, land, stand
* sink, pink, think, wink, drink

Word Sort 11: Word Families Ending in sh:
* mash, cash, trash, rash, dash, crash, flash
* fish, dish, wish, swish
* mush, hush, rush, gush, brush


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