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Karie Steelman
RE: Word Study in my class
Tue Jul 16, 2013 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 teaching. Even though it's scripted for you, I don't really use the script because I don't like being told exactly what to say. :) When I used the program, I felt like the skills carried over into their own writing because they were use to practicing the skill. When I did only word sorts and no Fundations, diagraphs, blends, double letters didn't stick with them as much. I feel like word sorts focus more on the patterns of words. So maybe combining the two this year will help more. Maybe! :)

  • RE: Word Study in my class - Breanna Hooks, Tue Jul 16 20:54
    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, 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
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