Words their way

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Words their way

  1. 1. “ Words Their Way” in an ELL Classroom By Karla McFadden
  2. 2. <ul><li>“ Words Their Way” is a research based Word Study program, written by Donald R. Bear. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>It will change the way you teach Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling! </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Gone are the days of… <ul><ul><li>Pretest on Monday </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Send a list of words home to study </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Posttest on Friday </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. In the Beginning… <ul><li>Give your students a Spelling Inventory. </li></ul><ul><li>Analyze the results to determine their appropriate developmental stage. </li></ul><ul><li>Form groups according to these results. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Stages of Development <ul><li>Emergent </li></ul><ul><li>Letter Name-Alphabetic </li></ul><ul><li>Within Word Pattern </li></ul><ul><li>Syllables and Affixes </li></ul><ul><li>Derivational Relations </li></ul>
  7. 7. Next… <ul><li>Teach “whole group” the types of sorts and games that students will encounter. </li></ul><ul><li>Teach your routines and expectations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Group Rotation Sample <ul><li>Day One: Teacher will introduce new feature. Students then cut it out, and practice sorting. </li></ul><ul><li>Day Two: Students practice the sort and write the words in a journal. </li></ul><ul><li>Day Three: Students glue the sort on paper in columns according to the feature. </li></ul><ul><li>Day Four: Students do a Word Hunt for words containing the same feature. </li></ul><ul><li>Day Five: Students play a word game containing the same feature. </li></ul>
  9. 9. There’s so much more… <ul><li>Last year I had five groups. </li></ul><ul><li>I could easily meet with one group a day. Then I would wander around to watch and confer with students. </li></ul><ul><li>I found this program met the needs of ALL my learners (LD, ELL, TAG, etc.) </li></ul>
  10. 10. Lastly… I suggest that you check out this inexpensive program and judge for yourself. You won’t be disappointed!

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