RE 5040 Fall 2011
Re: Lori and Amanda
Fri Dec 16, 2011 00:33

I liked how your research also showed Word Build/Sorts benefits for your students and the educational gains they were able to make.

If I were a 4th grade teacher, I would be using Word Build with word sorts too! As mentioned on my groupís threaded discussion, I just canít imagine where studentsí reading and spelling abilities could be if they started using word sorts as far back as Kindergarten. I wonder what kinds of words they would be studying if they already knew how to decode, chunk, and read familiar word structures when they entered a 3-5th classroom. I believe a couple of outcomes are certain; they would be independent, fluent, readers that could make meaning from complex texts.

I plan to use word sorts in the future as well- at any grade level I teach.

  • Re: Lori and Amanda - beasleylm, Wed Dec 7 13:46
    Thank you. Yes, the kids really enjoy this and are very engaged with word build because it is fun for them. They do not even realize they are learning new vocabulary words. We do all of this in... more
    • Re: Lori and Amanda - crousejs, Fri Dec 16 00:33
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RE 5040 Fall 2011