Word Study 6-9, Alison’s Montessori

Language Arts, 6-9

Word Study 6-9 Alison’s Montessori

There are several language components practiced using sets of cards in the Montessori Language Arts curriculum:

  • Sentences Analysis
  • Word Study
  • Mechanics of writing
  • Advanced Grammar

Materials

Tower 1 out of 2

This post covers Work Study 6-9 from Alison’s Montessori. The set consists of:

  • 10 sets to study Alphabetizing
  • 10 sets to study Antonyms
  • 10 sets to study Classification
  • 10 sets to study Compound Words
  • 5 sets to study Contractions
  • 2 sets to study Homographs
  • 7 sets to study Homophones
  • 2 sets to study Homonyms
  • 20 sets to study Singular and Plural
  • 10 sets to study Possessives
  • 4 sets to study Prefixes
  • 6 sets to study Suffixes
  • 10 sets to study Synonyms
  • 3 sets to study Compound Words/Homophones/Homographs using pictures/labels
  • 70+ pages of activities worksheets
  • Optional: the following affiliate links will lead you to where I purchased the solutions I used for storage: 60 drawers box, transparent pouches, colored boxes.

How it works

Once you have set up the cards in a compartmentalized container, and labeled each drawer, you can conduct “key experience” presentations before the child begins to work with a component. For example, we started with the red cards (A1-A10), which is work on alphabetizing. know that the work increasing in complexity. Here are the steps we followed:

Worksheets in individual pouches
  • Provide a record tracking sheet to the child and a notebook or paper to copy their work.
  • Demonstrate how to select work, and work with it.
  • Each set contains labels in capital letters to state the work’s purpose and categories (example: [CAPITALIZATION]).
  • Put the labels on top, and work in columns with the materials. It’s quite self-explanatory!
  • When done studying the work by categorizing it, the child can copy this work to their notebook or on a sheet of paper to store in a section dedicated to Word Study (see pictures below).
  • Show the child how to keep track of their work using the Record Tracking Sheet.
  • Each color represents a component to study. It is imperative that the child asks for a lesson before moving on to the next colored section.
  • The worksheets are an extension to the work that the child may accomplish at will. I made copies and stored them in the colored pouches (see pictures). The worksheets are bundled in a packet and can be kept in the child’s binder while working with them.
Working on tray: click here for link
Cards and worksheets
Cards and worksheets
Cards and worksheets
Different work using pictures to illustrate subtleties in language

Disclosure: this experience was made possible thanks to Alison’s Montessori for having the confidence in their house-made products, and letting us try Word Study 6-9 at no cost, with no requirement on my part. I do write unbiased honest reviews, because I only write about products that work for us.

We keep our work in a binder

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2 replies to “Word Study 6-9, Alison’s Montessori

  1. Would you be willing to share your tracking record? It would be nice if Alison’s would add this to their package. Also, what order did you have your students do the work in? I have this package and that info would help me utilize it more successfully in my classroom. It is hard to manage 5000 cards, so I like your solution. Thanks!

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