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Breanna Hooks
Re: Letters, Sounds, & Words
Tue Jul 16, 2013 15:00


I also use words their way. I have found to be very similar to the ASU word study that we have received. What I like most about the Words Their Way is that there are a lot of words that get more difficult. Until seeing the 4-dot cards in the clinic this summer I didn't think I would use it in my second grade classroom.

What types of activities does spellingcity have? I haven't heard of it.

  • Re: Letters, Sounds, & Words - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 16 14:35
    Spelling and word study has changed so much since we were on school. At my school we use the Words Their Way spelling program to teach Spelling and Word Study. I have found that it is a great program ... more
    • Spelling City - rebecca bond, Tue Jul 16 22:44
      I have also used spelling in my classroom a lot. There is a link on my webpage. I like having the students type in their words and then use them in games. It gives them extra practice along... more
      • Spelling City - Hannah Andrews, Wed Jul 17 07:10
        I have used this site before. The students really enjoy the games they get to play. I agree that it's great practice for them.
      • Re: Spelling City - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 16 22:51
        Yes. I like that they can type in their own words. I have found that some of the better games don't come with the free edition. The site still provides extra practice.
    • ESL - Robyn Pickering, Tue Jul 16 16:45
      I liked how you pointed out that these websites might be used with ESL and ELL students. This was something that occurred to me while I was reading over them. I think these could be great ways to... more
      • Re: ESL - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 16 20:38
        Thanks Robyn. Yes, I immediately thought of our ESL and ELL learners when I was navigating through the site. I don't know of many interesting ways for these students to work on their inflected... more
    • Re: Letters, Sounds, & Words - Breanna Hooks, Tue Jul 16 15:00
      • Re: Letters, Sounds, & Words - Lindsay Aaron, Tue Jul 16 20:41
        Breanna, I also thought that Words Their Way was similar to ASU clinic. However I like the way the Clinic taught us to assess their independence and perform spell checks. I think I put too much... more
        • Re: Letters, Sounds, & Words - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 17 15:47
          I agree about the ASU and spell checks. I was previously moving my kids too quick through the patterns and I don't think it was helping them much. Spelling city sounds fun but I could see your mixed... more
          • Re: Letters, Sounds, & Words - Lindsay Aaron, Wed Jul 17 17:06
            Yes, I think the way I was using WTW was to much for my kids. It is all about pacing and making sure they are independent with sorting before moving further with spelling!
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