March 10

Working with Words

Our Word Study routine continues and today we reviewed what a Monday night word sort looks like. Some students seem to have fallen into a habit of merely copying down the sort we did in class together instead of sorting words first.

Today, Mrs. Sullivan reviewed again what it looks like when done properly. She demonstrated step-by-step what it looks like and sounds like. It is important we shuffle the cards and start with laying the categories learned in class at the top. Reading each word and knowing where to place each word is much more effective than just copying words down. Once all the words are sorted correctly, writing them down in the notebook comes last.

This student is almost done sorting her words under the appropriate category.

This student has finished sorting and is writing the words into her notebook.

October 8

Word Study

In our class, we have started our Word Study program. Based on a diagnostic spelling test each student did in September, 3 different Word Study groups were established. We have one large group and 2 smaller groups, each receiving their own lesson and their own sets of words.

Students are given a new sort each Monday where they learn about different aspects and features of the words they received. Throughout the week, students are asked to complete various activities from their ‘Homework Menu’ to practice using their words in different ways, and on Friday, we will have a spelling assessment.

I encourage you to ask your child to talk about their word study words with you!

October 1

Word Study in Full Swing

In our class, we have started our Word Study program. Based on a diagnostic spelling test each student did in September, several Word Study groups were established.

Students are given a new sort each Monday where they learn about different aspects and features of the words they received. Throughout the week, students are asked to complete various activities from their ‘Homework Menu’ to practice using their words in different ways, and on Friday, we will have a spelling assessment.

I encourage you to ask your child to talk about their word study words with you!

 

April 10

Word Study-Week of April 9

March 20

Word Study-week of March 19

February 26

Word Study–Week of Feb. 26

February 12

Word Study-Week of Feb. 12

February 5

Word Study-Week of February 5

January 30

Word Study-Week of January 29