Word Sorts and Activities
Part Four: One Can Make A Difference
Different Spellings of Sounds
The Power Of One
In this sort, the students will explore two of the spellings for the sound of /er/. These two spellings are er and ir. This is an area where we must memorize the spelling as there is no rule that controls the choice we make.
To begin the lesson talk about what kind of a person Mrs.Gutierrez is. Discuss her characteristics. Then write the word person on the board. Talk about the spelling of the /er/ sound. Give students the following sort and provide them with many opportunities for spelling these words to each other.