RE 5040 Fall 2011
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crousejs
Re: Spelling
Wed Dec 7, 2011 23:01
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Kudos! I agree with you. I think that is what I love about word sorts the most. It has to be truly learned, applied, and their test is completely random. I can pick any word that fits their word sort pattern for the week and the children just get it. I have also started giving them bonus words on their test. I use words that are from their previous word pattern sorts (to see if these skills are sticking with them). I actually had a child look up at me and with a wide mouth grin say, “You tried to trick me but I sorted those kinds of words.” This child is already sorting, reading, and writing short/long vowels. Yippee!

  • Spelling - Rachel Hicks, Mon Dec 5 19:06
    I agree that we have been moving away from spelling. We need to continue to teach our students how to spell and sound out their words. We are asking them to do these things when they read. Why not... more
    • Re: Spelling - crousejs, Wed Dec 7 23:01
      • word sorts test at random - Amanda Solesbee, Thu Dec 8 00:30
        YES YES YES! Truly learned, applied, and their test is random! 100% agreed! I always test them with 5 words from their list for confidence purposes, then test them on 5 other words that follow the... more
        • words at random - burchamal, Sat Dec 10 07:44
          That is genius and so obvious but I have never done that. I have been teaching with word sorts for a while now but I've only just used the words in the sort. I will definitely start throwing in words ... more
          • words at random - Ginger Landers, Wed Dec 14 20:46
            I hope you have good results using words at random. It does help to make sure the kids understand the pattern and not just memorized the word.
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RE 5040 Fall 2011