Increase Word-Study Knowledge With Sorts

Increase Word-Study Knowledge With Sorts

Word-work instruction focuses on phonics, spelling, and vocabulary. When students engage in partnered sorting activities, they learn to analyze the features of words, discuss their similarities and differences, and ultimately organize them into related categories....
Incorporate Word-Work Games WITHOUT a Lot of Work

Incorporate Word-Work Games WITHOUT a Lot of Work

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Teach Spelling Principles, not Spelling Words

Teach Spelling Principles, not Spelling Words

With more elementary classrooms implementing a state-mandated 90-minute reading block, many teachers are grappling with how to appropriately integrate spelling. In Indiana, for example, the role of word study is outlined in the state’s Reading Framework, but...