RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Ruth Ann Timmons
Re: Lori Beasley/Amanda Burcham
Wed Nov 30, 2011 13:32

Nakita, I agree with you that word sorts are great for every level. Its one of my kindergarteners favorite stations during our workshop time. It is also fun for me to see how they progress as they begin to make the connections between words they sort. As their vocabulary increases, so does their confidence and they take off as readers right in front of my eyes- one of my favorite things about teaching kindergarten!

  • Re: Lori Beasley/Amanda Burcham - Nakita Carson, Sun Nov 20 16:27
    Great job! I've always thought there was some connection between increasing students vocabulary and comprehension! Word sorts are great tools to use for every level! That program sounds very... more
    • Re: Lori Beasley/Amanda Burcham - Ruth Ann Timmons, Wed Nov 30 13:32
      • Kindergarten word sorts - MaryBeth, Sat Dec 3 12:23
        Ruth Ann- I'm just curious about how you implement word sorts with kindergarten. So it's a station that they do? Do you have to model what they need to do first, or can they manage it on their own. I ... more
        • Re: Kindergarten word sorts - Ruth Ann Timmons, Tue Dec 6 16:45
          In the past I have started word sorts by introducing the concept whole group first. Then during small group time, for several weeks, I work on teaching the kids how to sort words- the process. Once... more
          • Re: Kindergarten Word sorts - Rachel Hicks, Tue Dec 13 19:32
            Using picture cards and writing the words at the bottom of them is a create way to help my beginning readers understand the process of a word sort. GREAT ideas! Thanks
    • Re: Lori Beasley/Amanda Burcham - beasleylm, Mon Nov 21 21:39
      Thanks! There is definitely a connection. We are in the process of completing our final assessments and it is pretty amazing. I really like the Word Build program because it allows students to see... more
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RE 5040 Fall 2011