It is with great pleasure that we share another Activities Presentation.
This time we explore WORD SORTS. This video presentation provides a demonstration of this activity along with some essential points and resources.
Over time, we want children to master the patterns of English phonology and orhography, so they are equipped with the skills to rapidly and accurately read both known and unfamiliar words.
As Mark Seidenberg attests, “for a beginning reader, every word is a unique pattern. Major statistical patterns emerge as the child encounters a larger sample of words, and later, finer-grained dependencies.” (Seidenberg, 2017, 92)
Please enjoy the video. We also encourage you to download the resources mentioned in the video:
- Activity Sheet: http://bit.ly/2-Word-Sort-Activity
- Presentation Slides: http://bit.ly/2-Word-Sort-Presentation
- Elements Checklists: http://bit.ly/2-Elements-Checklist
WORD SORTS (teaching resource)
- For Letter-Name-Alphabetic Stage:
* Sorts: http://bit.ly/2-Letter-Name-Sorts
* Lists: http://bit.ly/2-Letter-Name-Lists
- For Within-Word Pattern Stage:
* Sorts: http://bit.ly/2-Within-Word-Sorts
* Lists: http://bit.ly/2-Within-Word-Lists
- For Affix-Suffix Stage:
* Sorts: http://bit.ly/2-Affix-Suffix-Sorts
* Lists: http://bit.ly/2-Affix-Suffix-Lists
- For Derivational Stage:
* Sorts: http://bit.ly/2-Derivational-Sorts
* Lists: http://bit.ly/2-Derivational-Lists
If you would like further background, please visit our Mastering the Code presentation (https://youtu.be/dA4nt3rxTYM),
including the presentation slides (http://bit.ly/Mastering-the-Code).
This presentation and its associated slides provide background research that will help you better understand the purpose of the activity.
If you haven’t seen our previous presentation - Analysing Spoken Words, then we encourage you to visit https://youtu.be/8DVPbK0HSyY.
Please explore and enjoy!
REFERENCE: Seidenberg, M. (2017). Language at the speed of sight: how we read, why so many can’t, and what can be done about it. New York: Basic Books.