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Morgan Williams
RE: Word Study in my class
Wed Jul 17, 2013 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 them work on a Kindle or Computer. This year I am thinking about changing it though and having my students participate in a Readers Theater. My students who pass the pre assessment usually don't mind sitting through the whole group though, because I give out stickers (for sticker charts) when they are working on their wipe boards. I actually have tables work together (to promote community) so not only are the responsible for spelling on their board, but they must also help other children at the table.

  • 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
      • 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
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