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Breanna Hooks
RE: Word Study in my class
Tue Jul 16, 2013 20:54
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I'm curious, do you incorporate both Words their way and Fundations in order to get your higher students reached? Or is the fundations a whole group program?

  • RE: Word Study in my class - Morgan Williams, Tue Jul 16 16:28
    Hey Natalie- I am at Karie's school too. Fundations is good, like Karie said, for your struggling readers. It is scripted. You read what is right on the page, and then supplement anything that you... more
    • RE: Word Study in my class - Breanna Hooks, Tue Jul 16 20:54
      • RE: Word Study in my class - Morgan Williams, Wed Jul 17 10:14
        Fundations is actually supposed to be whole group, but I usually give the spelling assessment that is at the end of the unit as a pre assessment. Then the students who do well the first time, I have... more
        • RE: Word Study in my class - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 17 15:50
          I like the idea of Reader's Theatre. I have seen my students grow so much from readers theatre. You have to comprehend so much in order to perform well and most of the children really get into it.
      • RE: Word Study in my class - Karie Steelman, Tue Jul 16 22:21
        Fundations is meant to be whole group, I think. I'm not sure because technically I've never been trained on it. It was one of those "this is what we use and here's the manual" things when I started... more
    • RE: Word Study in my class - Natalie Kabel, Tue Jul 16 16:34
      Morgan, Thank you! I think that Fundations would be great to use during Guided Reading time in one of the rotations because then you can do fundations with your lower students, and words their way... more
      • RE: Word Study in my class - Morgan Williams, Wed Jul 17 10:16
        That is a great idea. I think that is the hardest thing. Trying to give students what they need, and not too much of the things they already know.
      • RE: Word Study in my class - Karie Steelman, Tue Jul 16 22:15
        I have thought about doing that but there's the constant reminder of time. In the beginning I read with students and tried to incorporate word sorts. It was terrible. I personally felt like I was... more
        • RE: Word Study in my class - Morgan Williams, Wed Jul 17 10:17
          haha I just responded the exact same way. Then I read yours. Great minds think a lot...or have too much time to collaborate when school isn't in! :)
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