Word Study~what are some other ways you practice?

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  1. ~Nicole

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    I just got back from a pd session on Word Study. I really liked the approach but I'd like to know if there are more activities that you do with it. The instructor gave us a sample overview that had

    Day 1: introduce words and analyze
    Day 2: chunk
    Day 3: stoplight sort
    Day 4: Clue me in
    Day 5: Test

    are there any other ways I can spice it up?
     
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    Introduce words, Analyze and Write in ABC dictionary.
    Learn to read them, match them to their meaning (play games)
    (Our students, deaf, don't use phonetic cues).
    Practice using the words (context, puzzles, questions, writing).
    Drill (games)
    Drill (games) then Test
     
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    Can you explain stoplight sort and clue me in. I have never heard of these before. Thanks! :2up:
     
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    Beat the teacher sort--my kids love it! You (the teacher) are timed doing the sort, then you have the kids do the same sort and see who can beat your time!
     
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    Where do you get your sorts from? Is there a really good book of sorts that would be good for 1st through 2nd grade levels?
     
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    We do "beat the teacher" as well. The only other thing I have done differently than agdamity is remove the headings. If the student places the words into the wrong category/heading a second is added onto their time. This can also be done between students.
     
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    We look at the words and decide if they are fair or unfair. Fair words follow a real phonics pattern, unfair words don't follow the pattern, sound different than spelled, or are spelled differently than they sound.

    In addition to this, they highlight the unfair parts of a word. For example, if the word was great, they would highlight the ea, because it should say ee, not ay. Most of our HF words are unfair.
     
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    I like doing word searches with my students. Not crosswords, all the kids do is count the spaces and find a word that fits. But with a wordsearch, they need to find it by spelling it (GASP!). Works great! When I tested it late last year my spelling scores started rising!
     
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    I think I'd recommend "sneaky" rather than "unfair", since "unfair" has exclusively negative connotations - or you could even consider the correct technical terminology: "regular" and "irregular".
     
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    Stoplight Sort​
    We talk about what color the words are (green, yellow or red) when we analyze them. It provides the opportunity to discuss any tricky parts or words that do not play fair (they get a red flag). Majority rules for sorting on the class list but this provides individual children to determine which words are tricky for them.

    Words are sorted into:
    Green words (Go words-segment and spell)
    Yellow words (Caution-think and spell)
    Red words (Stop-Stop, think and spell)

    PM me with your e-mail addy and I'll send you the form we use.

    Clue me in​

    Give students a clue about the word and ask them to write the words. Clues might be specific to word structure, word meaning or parts of speech.

    I can e-mail anyone a copy of the worksheet we use for this also.
     
  12. linzteach

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    Nicole,

    I would love to have the forms that you use for Word Study. I also teach fourth grade and am looking for some new approaches for the upcoming year. If you could email them to me that would be great! I'm not sure how to PM you.....if you can let me know how, I'll do it as soon as I can!

    Thanks a million!
     
  13. ~Nicole

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    click on my name and a drop down box will show up. Send a private message is option #2 I think.
     
  14. Miss Kirby

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    We do ...
    Guess the covered word
    Making words
    Word wall games, like Be a Mind Reader
    Word sorts
    Brainstorming word family/spelling pattern words

    I want to start a Chunk Wall next year. One piece of construction paper for each vowel. Each time we learn a new chunk we'll brainstorm words, then choose one word to represent that spelling pattern to put on our chunk wall. Left side, short vowel, right side, long vowel.

    Like this, if it will work.

    A
    bat | make
    Sam| train

    I have too many goals that I want to do next year..... including leaving work earlier, ironically.
     

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