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Words Their Way Improvements

Word Work, Words Their Way

I’ve previously written about our Words Their Way routines and shared several resources.  This year we made a few changes that I wanted to share. Changes 1-6: Organization and Routine Don’t Cut Inside Envelop Add a Crayon Color Label Add Student Number to Baggie Display Notebooks Batch Prep Sorts Store Sorts Conveniently Have you ever wondered why it took you so long to figure something out?  I’m in my 20th year of teaching and every year it amazes me the number…

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Words Their Way

Word Work, Words Their Way

We’ve just started year two of Words Their Way (WTW) at our school.  Managing 4-5 groups within your classroom seems like a daunting task, but with a little planning, training, and organization, it’s possible! I have created a SMARTboard file that houses all of our activity slides.  At the start of WTW, we use the first few slides to remind ourselves: which group students are in what the WTW expectations are what the WTW routines are what the WTW schedule is  Download…

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Working with Words Folders

Word Work

I was recently asked where my “Working with Words folders (w/ pocket charts) were on my site.  This led me to discover that the page never was recreated.  Yikes!  I did find the photos on my computer and thankfully, Internet Archive Wayback Machine had an archive of my old site and I was able to find the original directions! Materials Needed: Pocket Charts ($1 from Target) Notebooks 3-Prong, 2-Pocket Folders Sewing Machine Thread Scissors 3-hole Paper Punch Labels for Folders Letter…

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Word Work Activities

Daily 5, Word Work
Word Work Meacham

Following along the framework of a balanced literacy, students should be exposed to word work activities at the (1) Modeled, (2) Shared, (3) Guided, and (4) Independent levels.  My class’ [independent] WORD WORK activities are stored in pull out drawers.  Students self-select an activity to work with and may switch out drawers if they desire.  Students may choose to work with a partner if they wish. Download Word Work Activities PDF Download Word Work Activity Printables Download Flipped Video Letter Home I…

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