RE 5040 Fall 2011
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Amanda Solesbee
word sorts test at random
Thu Dec 8, 2011 00:30
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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 pattern but are not on their list. It is amazing to see the growth and my students are learning to pay closer attention during instruction since they know they can't just memorize the word anymore. They have to acutally learn the pattern :-)

  • Re: Spelling - crousejs, Wed Dec 7 23:01
    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 ... more
    • word sorts test at random - Amanda Solesbee, Thu Dec 8 00:30
      • 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