Words Their Way
Literacy & Technology
OCTOBER 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 13
Which Spelling Inventory?
ASSESS IN FALL, WINTER, and SPRING...
Kindergarten Spelling Inventory
Primary Spelling Inventory...
Scoring the Spelling Inventory

Complete one feature analysis for each student.
Determine a “power score”--words correct
L...
Determine a Spelling Stage

Instruction should begin at the point where a student first makes
two or more errors on a feat...
Grouping Students

Developmental Stages
Gradations within each Stage
Specific Features

Tuesday, October 22, 13
WORD STUDY ROUTINES
Possibility #1
Monday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Group 1

Teacher Sort

Buddy Sort

Written Sort

W...
WORD STUDY ROUTINES
Possibility #2
Monday

Thursday

Friday

Buddy Sort

Written Sort

Word Hunt

Glue Sort

(Pull each gr...
Types of Sorts

See handouts
Words Their Way: Organizing for Word Study Chapter

Tuesday, October 22, 13
Organization

Word Study Journals
Word Study Folders
Word Study Baggies
Online Sorts

Tuesday, October 22, 13
Resources in Our Building

These teams have fully implemented word sorts as their
spelling/phonics work.
Grade 2
Grade 3

...
EdTech Ideas - Word Work
Dan’s Part

Tuesday, October 22, 13
Pick One and Try it!

Use tech to enhance and transform
your regular classroom teaching.

Tuesday, October 22, 13
Three iPads Ideas
Magnet letter apps
Padlet
Paper 53

Tuesday, October 22, 13
Magnet Letter Apps

Student Spells
Sort
Tuesday, October 22, 13

Student Writes
Sort
Padlet
padlet.com/wall/word-work

Daily/weekly assignments
or
Make it into an whole class activity
Tuesday, October 22, 13
Paper 53

Student
Journals

Tuesday, October 22, 13

Daily Sorts
Written with
finger or stylus
Three MacBook Ideas
Google Drive
Edmodo
KidBlog

The Big 3
Tuesday, October 22, 13
Google Drive - 1st Idea

Teacher’s
Template
Tuesday, October 22, 13

Sharing the
Assignment
Google Drive - 2nd Idea

On-going Google Slides as a
Word Journal
Tuesday, October 22, 13
KidBlog

Student’s
Blog
Tuesday, October 22, 13

Student’s Post
Edmodo

Teacher’s
Assignment
Student’s
Response
Tuesday, October 22, 13
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  1. 1. Words Their Way Literacy & Technology OCTOBER 2013 Tuesday, October 22, 13
  2. 2. Which Spelling Inventory? ASSESS IN FALL, WINTER, and SPRING... Kindergarten Spelling Inventory Primary Spelling Inventory: Grade Range K-3 Elementary Spelling Inventory: Grade Range 1-6 Upper Spelling Inventory: Grade Range 5-12 ALL ARE AVAILABLE ON OUR BLOG! Tuesday, October 22, 13
  3. 3. Scoring the Spelling Inventory Complete one feature analysis for each student. Determine a “power score”--words correct Look for features represented correctly (In general, give students credit when in doubt & make a note of the strategy they might be using) Tuesday, October 22, 13
  4. 4. Determine a Spelling Stage Instruction should begin at the point where a student first makes two or more errors on a feature. Gradations: Don’t make decision too weighty; take a step backward to choose activities that are slightly easier when introducing routines. Tuesday, October 22, 13
  5. 5. Grouping Students Developmental Stages Gradations within each Stage Specific Features Tuesday, October 22, 13
  6. 6. WORD STUDY ROUTINES Possibility #1 Monday Wednesday Thursday Friday Group 1 Teacher Sort Buddy Sort Written Sort Word Hunt Glue Sort Group 2 Glue Sort Teacher Sort Buddy Sort Written Sort Word Hunt Group 3 Word Hunt Glue Sort Teacher Sort Buddy Sort Written Sort Group 4 Written Sort Word Hunt Glue Sort Teacher Sort Buddy Sort Group 5 Tuesday, October 22, 13 Tuesday Buddy Sort Written Sort Word Hunt Glue Sort Teacher Sort
  7. 7. WORD STUDY ROUTINES Possibility #2 Monday Thursday Friday Buddy Sort Written Sort Word Hunt Glue Sort (Pull each group for (With individualized (With individualized (With individualized (With individualized 10 minutes or so) Tuesday, October 22, 13 Wednesday Teacher Sort All Groups Tuesday Sorts) Sorts) Sorts) Sorts)
  8. 8. Types of Sorts See handouts Words Their Way: Organizing for Word Study Chapter Tuesday, October 22, 13
  9. 9. Organization Word Study Journals Word Study Folders Word Study Baggies Online Sorts Tuesday, October 22, 13
  10. 10. Resources in Our Building These teams have fully implemented word sorts as their spelling/phonics work. Grade 2 Grade 3 Tuesday, October 22, 13
  11. 11. EdTech Ideas - Word Work Dan’s Part Tuesday, October 22, 13
  12. 12. Pick One and Try it! Use tech to enhance and transform your regular classroom teaching. Tuesday, October 22, 13
  13. 13. Three iPads Ideas Magnet letter apps Padlet Paper 53 Tuesday, October 22, 13
  14. 14. Magnet Letter Apps Student Spells Sort Tuesday, October 22, 13 Student Writes Sort
  15. 15. Padlet padlet.com/wall/word-work Daily/weekly assignments or Make it into an whole class activity Tuesday, October 22, 13
  16. 16. Paper 53 Student Journals Tuesday, October 22, 13 Daily Sorts Written with finger or stylus
  17. 17. Three MacBook Ideas Google Drive Edmodo KidBlog The Big 3 Tuesday, October 22, 13
  18. 18. Google Drive - 1st Idea Teacher’s Template Tuesday, October 22, 13 Sharing the Assignment
  19. 19. Google Drive - 2nd Idea On-going Google Slides as a Word Journal Tuesday, October 22, 13
  20. 20. KidBlog Student’s Blog Tuesday, October 22, 13 Student’s Post
  21. 21. Edmodo Teacher’s Assignment Student’s Response Tuesday, October 22, 13

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