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Word Sorts for Letter Name: Alphabetic Spellers Word Sorts for Letter Name: Alphabetic Spellers

(Early Letter Name-Alphabetic: Beginning Consonant Sounds)

Sort 1: Beginning Consonants b, m, r, s

Bb (bell): bug, book, boy, belt, bird

Mm (mouse): map, mop, milk, mitten, man

Rr (ring): rain, road, rabbit, rake, roof

Ss (sun): socks, six, saw, seal, scissors

Sort 2: Beginning Consonants t, g, n, p

Tt (tent): towel, tub, tire, tie, two

Gg (ghost): gate, gum, gas, goose, goat

Nn (nest): needle, nut, newspaper, nose, nails

Pp (pig): pen, pipe, pail, pan, pin

(Early Letter Name-Alphabetic: Same-Vowel Word Families with Pictures)

Sort 3:  Beginning Consonants c, h, f, d

c (cat): corn, can, cane, cow, candle

h (hand): horn, hook, hose, horse, house

f (fish): fork, fox, four, fence, fan

d (dog): dice, deer, desk, dive, dishes

 

Sort 4:  Beginning Consonants l, k, j, w

 

l (lamp): lips, log, leg, leaf, lock

k (key): kitchen, kangaroo, kitten, kick, kite

j (jug): jeep, jacks, jump, jacket, jar

w (watch): well, worm, wing, window, witch

Sort 6: at Family with Words and Pictures

cat, pat, hat, mat, bat, fat, rat, sat, bat

(Match the word with the correct picture.)

Additional Words: vat, brat, flat, scat, chat, that

(Middle Letter Name-Alphabetic: Digraphs and Blend Picture Sorts)

Sort 7: an and ad Families with Words and Pictures

an words and pictures: fan, pan, man, van, can

ad words and pictures: dad, sad, pad, mad

Additional Words: ban, Dan, tan, plan, scan, that, bad, had, lad, Brad, glad, Chad

Sort 8: ap and ag Families with Words and pictures

ap words and pictures: cap, lap, map, nap

ag words and pictures: bag, flag, rag, tag, wag

Additional Words: gap, rap, sap, tap, chap, clap, flap, scrap, slap, snap, strap, trap, wrap, gag, lag, nag, sag, brag, drag, snag, stag, shag

Sort 9: op, ot, and og Families with Words and Pictures

op: hop, top, mop, pop

ot: pot, cot, dot, hot

og: dog, log, frog, jog

Additional Words: bop, cop, sop, chop, crop, drop, flop, plop, prop, shop, slop, stop, got, jot, lot, not, rot, tot, blot, clot, plot, shot, slot, spot, trot, bog, cog, fog, hog, clog

Sort 10: et, eg, and en Words and Pictures

et: net, jet, pet, wet

eg: beg, leg, peg

en: hen, men, pen, ten

Sort 11: ug, ut, and un Families with Words and Pictures

ug: bug, jug, mug, tug, rug

ut: bun, run, sun

un: cut, hut, nut, shut

Additional Words: dug, hug, lug, pug, drug, plug, slug, chug, smug, snug, shrug, fun, gun, pun, spun, stun, but, gut, jut, rut, strut

Sort 12: ip, ig, and ill Families with Words and Pictures

ip words and pictures: lip, zip, rip

ig words and pictures: dig, pig, wig

ill words and pictures: hill, mill, pill

Additional Words: dip, hip, nip, sip, chip, clip, drip, flip, grip, ship, skip, slip, snip, strip, trip, whip, big, fig, gig, jig, rig, twig, bill, dill, fill, gill, ill, Jill, quill, sill, till, will, chill, drill, frill, grill, skill, spill, still, thrill

Sort 13: s, h, sh Digraph

s (sun): saw, socks, soap, seal

h (hand): horse, house, ham, hose

sh (shoe): shirt, ship, sheep, shark, shell, shop, shed/shack

Additional Words: hip, sip, hop, hot, shot, hut, shut, shag

Sort 14: c, h, ch Digraph

c (cat): comb, coat, cake, candy

h (hand): heart, hat, horn, hook

ch (chair); cherry, chimney, chin, chick, chief, check, chop

Sort 15: h, sh, and ch Digraphs

h (hand): hat, hose, ham, house

sh (shoe): shed, shop, sheep, shave, shower

ch (chair): cheese, chain, chop, chief, chimney, cherry

Additional Words: shot, shut, shag, chat, chap, chip, chill (Words are from the additional words in sorts 13 and 14)

Sort 16: th and wh Digraphs

th (thumb): thermos, thimble, thirteen, thumb, thermometer, thorn, think

wh (wheel): wheelbarrow, whip, whistle, whisker, whale, wheel, wheat, whisk

Additional Words: that, than, then, when

Sort 17: sh, ch, th, and wh digraphs

sh (shoe): shelf, shot, shark, shave, shirt, ship

ch (chair): cheese, chick, chair, chain, chin

wh (wheel): whisker, whistle, whip, whale, wheat

th (thumb): thorn, thimble, thirteen, thermos

Additional Words: shop, shut, shag, chat, chap, chip, chill, chop, that, than, then, when

Sort 18: s, t, and st blend

s (sun): six, sink, scissors

t (tent): top, tie, tire

st (star): stick, stop, sting, stir, stool, stem, stamp, stump, star

Additional Words: still, sun, stun

Sort 19: sp, sk, and sm Blends

sp (spider): spool, spoon, spear, spill, sponge

sk (skate): ski, skull, skirt, skeleton, skip, skunk, skateboard

sm (smile): smell, smock, smoke

Additional Words: spot, spun, skill, smog

Sort 20: sc, sn, and sw blends

sc (scooter): school, scout, scarecrow, scarf, score, scale

sn (snail): snake, snap, snowman, snow

sw (swing): swan, switch, sweater, sweep, swim

Sort 22: pl, sl, and bl blends

sl (slide): sled, sleeve, slipper, sleep, slide

bl (block): blindfold, block, blade, blouse, blanket

pl (plus): plug, plum, pliers, plate, plane

Additional Words: plan, plot, plop, blot, slap, slip, slot, slog, slug

Sort 23: cr, cl, fl, and fr blends

cr (crab): crown, crayon, crib, cry, crack, crackers

cl (cloud): clip, clown, clock, clap, climb

fr (frog): fry, fruit, frame, freckle, freezer

fl (flag): flower, float, fly, flashlight

Additional Words: crop, clan, clap, clot, frill, frog, fret, flap, flag, flip, flop

Sort 24: b;, br, gr, and gl blends

br (broom): bride, bridge, bricks, bread, brush

bl (block): blanket, blade, blouse, block, blow, blindfold

gr (grapes): grass, groceries, grill, grapes, grasshopper

gl (glasses): globe, glass, glue, glove

Additional Words: brat, bran, Brad, brag, grip, glad, blot

Sort 25: pr, tr, and dr Blends

pr (present): price, pray, prize, pretzel

dr (drum): drill, dress, drip, dream, dragon, drive

tr (tree): trap, tracks, tractor, triangle, truck

Additional Words: trip, trot, drag, drop, drug

Sort 26: k, wh, qu, and tw

wh (wheel): whip, whistle, whale, whisker, whisper, wheat, wheelbarrow

qu (quilt): quack,quarter, queen, question, quiet

tw (twins): twelve, twist, twenty, tweezers

k (key): king, kite, kick, kitten

Additional Words: when, quit, twig

Sort 28: an, un, and in Word Families

an (can): fan, man, tan, ran, van, pan, plan, than

in (pin): fin, win, chin, thin, grin, skin

un (sun): run, fun, bun

Additional Words: an, ban, Dan, clan, scan, bin, tin, shin, spin, gun, pun, spun

Sort 29 ad, ed, ab, and ob Word Families

ad (sad): mad, had, bad, pad, glad

ed (bed): red, fed, led, shed, sled

ad (crab): tab, lab, grab, cab

ob (cob): rob, mob, sob, job, blob, glob

Additional Words: dad, rad, lad, dab, jab, nab, blab, scab, stab, slab, wed, bled, fled, shred, gob, snob, knob

Sort 30: ag, eg, ig, og, and ug Word Families

ag (tag): rag, wag, flag, snag

og (dog): fog, jog, frog

ig (pig): dig, big, wig, fig, twig

ug (bug): hug, rug, plug, drug, slug

eg (leg): beg, peg

Additional Words: bag, sag, nag, hag, lag, brag, drag, shag, gig, jig, rig, Meg, Greg, bog, hog, log, clog, dug, lug, mug, pug, tug, chug, smug, snug, shrug

Sort 31: ILL, ELL, and ALL Word Families

ill (pill): hill, bill, fill, mill, will, chill, still, spill, drill

ell (bell): tell, fell, sell, well, shell, smell

all (ball): mall, fall, hall, tall, call, small


Additional Words: Bill, dill, Jill, kill, grill, thrill, skill, quill,

cell, dell, jell, spell, swell, dwell, wall, stall


Sort 32: ICK, ACK, OCK, AND UCK Word Families

ack (sack): tack, pack, back, rack, snack, black, quack

ick (chick): lick, sick, tick, pick, kick, quick

ock (sock): lock, rock, clock, block

uck (duck): luck, tuck, truck, stuck


Sort 33: ISH, ASH, and USH Word Families

ish (fish): dish, wish, swish

ash (trash): cash, mash, dash, rash, flash, crash, smash

ush (brush): rush, hush, mush, crush, blush, flush


 

Sort 38: Short a and o in Easy CVC Words

Short a (cat): sad, has, cab, ran, jam, ham, had, wag, map

Short o (sock): box, mom, job, got, fox, hop, lot, mop, top, hot

Oddball: was, boy

Additional Words: dad, lad, van, fan, bag, sag, nag, lag, ram,, yam, dam, lap, yap, jot, pot, mob, cob, cop, pop

 

Sort 39: Short i and u in Easy CVC Words

Short i (pig): six, zip, rip, bit, big, will, him, win, pin, did

Short u (cup): but, run, cut, nut, rub, jug, tub, fun, gum, hum

Oddball: put

Additional Words: kit, lit, pit, fig, rig, bin, tin, bill, fill, pill, mill, hill, lid, rid, bud, hut, rut, hub, bum, pup

 

Sort 40: Sort e, i, o, and u in Easy CVC Words

bed: yes, let, get, tell, wet

pig: six, hid, mix, his, miss

sock: not, pop, hot

cup: bus, mud, cub, bug, sun

oddball: saw, her

Additional Words: bet, met, net, pet, set, vet, bed, fed, well, fell, sell, yell, bell, beg, leg, hen, men, den


Sort 41: Short a, i, and e with Initial Digraphs

Short vowel sort:

a: that, chat, than, shall, shack, chap, wham

i: ship, whip, chill, this, which, chip, chin, chick, thin, thick

e: when, check, shed, shell, then, them

oddball: what


Digraph sort:

ch: chip, chat, chap, check, chill, chin, chick

th: thin, that, then, them, thick, this, than

sh: ship, shack, shed, shell

wh: whip, wham, when, which, what


Sort 42: Short a and i with Initial Digraphs

Short vowels:

a: glad, brag, flag, slap, brat, flat, plan, clap, trap, drag, cram, grab, crab, slam

i: drip, flip, slid, clip, drill, grip, slip, grill, skip, spin


Sort by blends:

r-blend: crab, cram, brag, brat, grill, drip, trap, drill, drag, grab, grip

l-blend: clip, clap, flag, flip, flat, glad, plan, slam, slap, slip, slid

Oddball: skip, spin

Additional Words: clan, snap, stab, slab, swam, gram, skit, spit, skill, spill, trip


Sort 43: Short e, o, and u with Initial Blends:

e: sled, fret, dress, bled

o: trot, plot, drop, flop, cross, frog, slob, gloss, slot

u: drug, drum, plum, fluff, truck

Oddball: from


r-blends: cross, dress, drop, drum, fret, drug, from*, frog, trot, truck, gruff

l-blends: bled, club, flop, fluff, glum, gloss, plot, plug, plum, sled, slug, slob, slot


Additional Words: blob, clod, glob, plop, crop, prop, spot, stop, sped, stem, step, spell, plus, scum, smug, 

snug, spun, stub


Sort 44: Short Vowels with Final Blends

Sort by short vowels:

a: mask, ask, fast, raft, last, half

e: desk, best, nest, left, melt, help

i: list, fist, gift, milk, lift

o: lost, soft, cost

u: just, must, tusk, dusk


Sort by final blend:

sk: mask, ask, desk, tusk

st: fast, last, best, list, fist, lost, cost, just, must, dust, nest

ft: raft, left, lift, gift, soft

lt: melt

lp: help

lk: milk

Oddball: half (only the /f/ sound is heard, not a true blend)


Additional Words: disk, husk, risk, task, bust, cast, past, mast, mist, self, pest, rest, test, vest, west, blast, chest, twist, trust, sift, shift, swift, craft, drift, felt, tilt, wilt, shelf


Sort 45: Short Vowels with Final Digraphs

Short Vowels:

a: cash, class, grass, bath, pass, math, path

e: fresh, guess

i: rich, kiss, wish, miss, with

o: moth, toss, cloth, boss

u: much, such, rush, brush

oddball: wash, push


Sort by final digraph:

sh: cash, fresh, wish, wash, rush, push, brush

ch: rich, much, such

th: bath, math, path, moth, cloth, with

ss: class, grass, pass, guess, kiss, miss, toss, boss


Additional Words: dash, dish, hush, mash, mesh, rash, sash, blush, clash, crash, crush, flash, slush, smash, swish, trash, mass, bass, pass, brass, glass, mess, bless, hiss, loss


Sort 46: Short Vowels Before ng and mp

ng: rang, king, long, sing, rung, sang, ring, bring, wing, swing, song, thing, gang

mp: jump, camp, bump, lamp, limp, stamp, stump, lump, plump, pump, ramp


a: rang, sang, gang, camp, lamp, stamp, ramp

i: king, sing, ring, bring, wing, swing, thing, limp, 

o: long, song, 

u: rung, lump, plump, pump


Additional Words: bang, fang, hang, clang, slang, sling, cling, hung, sung, lung, bong, gong, tramp, damp, dump, champ, hump, rump, slump, thump

Sort 47: Short Vowels before nt, nd, and nk

a: ant, plant, hand, land, stand, and, bank, thank, blank

e: went, spent, send, blend

i: print, wind, pink, wink, think, stink, drink

u: hunt, junk, trunk

Oddball: want


nt: went, hunt, ant, want, print, plant, spent

nd: hand, send, land, wind, stand, blend, and

nk: junk, pink, wink, think, bank, stink, drink, thank, blank, trunk

Additional Words: pant, chant, sand, band, grand, sank, spank, yank, drank, bunk, bent, dent, rent, tent, end, bend, mend, lend, spend, lint, link, sink, blink, runt, stunt, chunk

 

Sort 48: Short o and or 

fork: for, corn, fort, born, sort, torn, short, sport, storm, horn

sock: fox, drop, rot, shop, rock, pond, spot, trot

oddball: word, work, your

Additional Words: cord, cork, form, thorn, pork, sword, snort, porch, north, horse, story, worm, worth, world


Sort 49: Short a and ar

star: car, farm, part, far, bark, art, card, yard, shark, dark, park, jar, arm

cat: brag, drag, crab, snap, crash, trap

oddball: war, are

Additional Words: bar, cart, barn, dart, hard, harm, tart, yarn, charm, chart, scarf, scar, sharp, smart, march, large, charge, park, mark, spark, start


Sort 50: Contractions

I: I'm I am, I'll I will

is: it's it is, that's that is, he's he is

not: can't can not, didn't did not, don't do not, wasn't was not, isn't is not












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