Words Their Way

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  1. Rachel0624

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    I was wondering if anyone has used Words their Way before, I just started using it this year. If so how did you like it?
     
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    I've used some of the activities as supplements to my curriculum. I haven't used it all alone. I like a lot of the activities. I'm actually going to do a spelling inventory tomorrow with some of my students to see where they are at with phonics.
     
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    I absolutely love it! I give the spelling assessment at the beginning of the year. It is really nice how it lays it out what alphabetic stage they are writing in. Some students who I think are getting a concept actually are struggling or vice versa. I use differentiated centers. I group my students based on what stage they are. I mostly use the picture sorts, and other materials from other resources for centers. I really like the activities but they take time to make or explain. I try to make things as easy as possible. I do randomly use some of the activities with the small groups.


    I hope that you enjoy it! I had to use it for 5 classes in college and never sold it back! :haha:
     
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    Thanks for the input! I gave the assessment and the kids have been sorting in their groups for 3 weeks. Where do find some of the other resources for games and activities? I have used the picture sorts and the kids love going on word hunts but some of the activities in the book take too long to prepare!
     
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    I have books to go with each area. Books with blends through a scholastic series and also reading a-z phonics books. I also bought workbooks from a teaching store that the students make fun books with their area. I also use just plain worksheets and file folder games that I bought. They are the kind that are already colored and you just have to laminate and cut. I believe they are the Phonics set through Evan Moor???? I threw away the outside bind.
    An easy one I use is go fish with the letters or blends etc. Another I use are the games on Carl's corner. Mostly the games with ou, ow etc. You can also have the kids play concentration in partners once they have mastered many intitial consonants etc.
     
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    firstgradeteach, is this a purple book with activities in the back that you could make folder games out of? I know that I had it college, some of the assignments was to make some activities under the different stages. I have it around here somewhere!! I wouldn't sell that one either!
     
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    Yes it is! I had the same assignments...I never made good examples because I just wanted to turn in my assignments. I don't t hink I even saved them. I never realized how good of a tool it really was! Imagine that... actually having a REASON for assignments! LOL.
     
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    Me too! And now I want to kick myself!! Oh to have the insight...
     
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    It does take awhile to make the activities, but once they are done, you will have them for a few years anyway. Maybe you could get a volunteer to put some together for you.
     

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