March 11, 2018

Sorts for Long and Short Vowels

Hi! This is Heather from Campfire Curriculum with Helpful Heather.  Teachers at my school were in need of sorts for long and short vowels.  They realized that they can't just use words for sorts or the students just look for the letter pattern and nothing more.  This blog contains sorts with picture clues that will help students not only see the pattern of long and short vowels but hear them too!

Sorts for Long and Short Vowels

Teachers at my school were in need of sorts for long and short vowels.  They realized that they can't just use words for sorts or the students just look for the letter pattern and nothing more.  This blog contains sorts with picture clues that will help students not only see the pattern of long and short vowels but hear them too!

Sorts Of All Sorts

It's difficult for busy teachers to have the perfect sorts for students.  There are so many features to cover in a year and many times we grab whatever sort is handy.  The problem is that most sorts for first grade and above drop the picture clues and use words.  That causes problems for students that don't fully understand the feature.  Students start looking for the pattern in the word and don't think about the word, it's meaning, or sound.  This is problematic and we create students that don't ever master each feature.


Teacher Needs

I had a discussion with a first grade teacher the other day and she expressed the need for picture sorts.  We discussed that many sorts for first grade (and above) contain words only.  That led to the creation of these picture linked, long vs. short vowel sorts.  Granted, some of the pictures need to be explained.  If you take the time to discuss the sort with the student this can be a tool that allows students to understand and master the feature.  

Teachers at my school were in need of sorts for long and short vowels.  They realized that they can't just use words for sorts or the students just look for the letter pattern and nothing more.  This blog contains sorts with picture clues that will help students not only see the pattern of long and short vowels but hear them too!
Teachers at my school were in need of sorts for long and short vowels.  They realized that they can't just use words for sorts or the students just look for the letter pattern and nothing more.  This blog contains sorts with picture clues that will help students not only see the pattern of long and short vowels but hear them too!

Teachers at my school were in need of sorts for long and short vowels.  They realized that they can't just use words for sorts or the students just look for the letter pattern and nothing more.  This blog contains sorts with picture clues that will help students not only see the pattern of long and short vowels but hear them too!







Teachers at my school were in need of sorts for long and short vowels.  They realized that they can't just use words for sorts or the students just look for the letter pattern and nothing more.  This blog contains sorts with picture clues that will help students not only see the pattern of long and short vowels but hear them too!




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Teachers at my school were in need of sorts for long and short vowels.  They realized that they can't just use words for sorts or the students just look for the letter pattern and nothing more.  This blog contains sorts with picture clues that will help students not only see the pattern of long and short vowels but hear them too!