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Karie Steelman
Re: Word study in my class
Tue Jul 16, 2013 22:03

First I explained how word sorts work and explained the different sounds in each sort. Then I had her watch as I sorted words with a group. The thing with word sorts is that you actually have to be teaching and engaged with a group of kids, this isn't her strong point. Sorry, tapping out is what they call it in Fundations. It is sounding out and using each finger for a sound. This helps kids visualize how many sounds there are and hear it.

  • Re: Word study in my class - Breanna Hooks, Tue Jul 16 14:57
    I have never heard of Fundations. How did you show your assistant how to do word sorts? It is great to have an extra person in the classroom if they are an extra help. If you have someone in the... more
    • Re: Word study in my class - Karie Steelman, Tue Jul 16 22:03
      • Re: Word study in my class - Breanna Hooks, Wed Jul 17 15:49
        Ok, I imagined that's what tapping it out meant but I wasn't sure. Thanks. It's not effective when you have an assistant who isn't really engaged with the students. Maybe you'll have better luck this ... more
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