This year is my 3rd year using WTW. I know many teachers have shared their success with the program, but I feel like my students don't always make the progress I would expect. I gave the spelling inventory at the beginning of the year, and my students fell into 3 groups: middle alphabetic, late alphabetic, and early within words. I gave the inventory again just before winter break, and most of my students (12) fell into the beginning within words stage. Many of these students were in this stage at the beginning of the year. I had some students (5) move to the middle within words stage, and some in the late alphabetic. Because the year is almost half over, and most of my students stayed the same (and a few regressed), I'm wondering what I'm doing wrong. Here is what my students are currently doing: -I introduce the words to 1 group at a time. I follow the recommendations in the book for how to introduce each sort. They then cut out their words and sort them independently. -Each morning, they have a specific activity to do with their words (blind sort, buddy sort, written sort, etc.). -They practice their words during Daily 5 word work time 1-2 times per week. -I give them an assessment each week on 10 random words. -I do not assign spelling homework, but they do take their words home every night, and are encouraged to practice them. Does anyone have any recommendations?