Hi guys! I’m stopping by to share a free file this evening and I really hope it’s something you can use!
So. I’ve been working on my students’ binders (more to come on those, very soon). But I had to stop, middle of binder-setup, to work on this…
(The awesome clipart is designed by the fabulous Ginger, from Ginger Snaps!).
I know I’ve shared a bunch of different word-collection resources in the past…Word Detectives, Word Wizards, Word Rock…
(Ok, now I feel kind of boring looking at my file names!)
These have all worked well for my students over the years, but I wanted something a bit different than a book this year…since we’ll be storing these words in our binders. I also wanted something that would be appealing to my 5th grade class.
Oh yes, that’s the news I had to share with you.
So…you know how I work with ELL newcomers in a magnet class? And I teach a 4th/5th grade multi-age? Well, things are going to be a bit different this year!
I will be teaching a 5th grade class that is half newcomer ELL students, half mainstream 5th graders (I’m certified in both areas and have taught mainstream 5th in the past). As my good friend and colleague said, it’s kind of an international class (are you reading this Louise???).
I’m beyond excited about it and have been prepping things like a madwoman all week. Hence the lack of blogging.
Ok, back to the file.
It could be used with younger grades, like so…
…with students writing a basic spelling pattern and list of words with this pattern.
And with older students in this fashion…
….with students focusing on a sound and its variations in spelling, then categorizing the words.
We will store these sheets in the Reference section of our binders and I’m hoping they will be used as a resource during Writer’s Workshop, in addition to our spelling lessons.
If you would like to download this file, please click here: Word Pattern Playlists.
I know that so many of my bloggy friends are back at school and I hope it is going well!! Our students start back on Wednesday, eek! I look forward to catching up with you soon 🙂