I have all the different Spelling Stages available there:
- Letter Name Alphabetic Stage - includes short vowels and mostly three letter words like "cat"
- Within Word Pattern Stage - includes long vowel patterns and r-influenced vowels
- Syllables and Affixes Stage - includes prefixes and endings as well as multi-syllabic words
- Derivational Relations Stage - include Greek and Latin Roots
This summer, my mom helped me cut out my set and organize them. She added the number for the sort on the back of each card, cut them apart and secured them with a rubber-band.
My dad had a business card holder that he was no longer using, which I put the cards in. To make it easier to take the cards in and out of this, I added an index card, which I cut down to size. I made sure it stuck out of the plastic, as a tag students can grab.
In the future, I may only make 3 of these copies for each sort. I would have the students work in pairs at a word study station with 2 of the copies. I plan to add magnetic tape to one set of cards for each sort, so students can sort on the side of a heater or file cabinet. I would have copies on plain paper that students can take home for further practice.