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Lindsay Aaron
Re: Letter, Sounds, and Words
Tue Jul 16, 2013 14:38
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Natalie,

I am curious about Successmaker. I also use Words Their Way and it can be a struggle because there is sooooo much. Did you feel that Successmaker correlated well with WTW? Did you see growth from using it? Does it provide activities or just identify the level where they should begin word study instruction? Do you think it is a good application for third grade?

  • Letter, Sounds, and Words - Natalie Kabel, Tue Jul 16 14:14
    My kids really struggle with letter sounds and words, so seeing all of these great websites will be so helpful!!! My school has a subscription for Successmaker. I really like it because what it does... more
    • Word Families - Robyn Pickering, Tue Jul 16 16:53
      Starfall sounds like a good website for working with word families. As I've gone through the program, I've seen how important it is to work with students on sight words and word families.
      • Re: Word Families - Natalie Kabel, Tue Jul 16 17:30
        Robyn, I couldn't agree more. I have learned more and more to make sure that I am teaching these word families to the students. This really helps those students with their reading.
    • Re: Letter, Sounds, and Words - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 16 14:38
      • Re: Letter, Sounds, and Words - Natalie Kabel, Tue Jul 16 14:59
        Lindsay, I liked successmaker. I didn't find that it went well with WTW because it was based on where the students was in the program. I did see a little bit of growth. We only got it toward the end... more
        • Re: Letter, Sounds, and Words - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 16 20:43
          Do you think you would of had more success if you would have had access to the program at the end of the year. Yes, I still use Words Their Way as it is required by my participating county. I... more
          • Re: Letter, Sounds, and Words - Natalie Kabel, Wed Jul 17 12:38
            I think I would have had more success with the program if I had had it earlier because I would have become more familiar with it myself. I didn't have much time to learn how the program worked and... more
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