Word Work

The Grade 2s use Words Their Way as our word work program. What is it? Take a look for yourself!

Wednesday – Remind your child to sort the words into categories like the ones we did in school.  Your child should read each word aloud during this activity. Ask your child to explain to you why the words are sorted in a particular way. Ask your child to sort them a second time as fast as possible. You may want to time him/her.

Thursday – Do a no peeking sort. Lay down a word from each category as a header and then read the rest of the words out loud. Your child must indicate where the word goes without seeing it. Lay it down and let your child move it if he/she is wrong. Repeat if your child makes more than one error.

Friday/Weekend – Do a timed sort. Your child can choose to sort the words into categories, or do a no peeking sort while timing themselves.

Monday – Do a writing sort to prepare for the assessment on Tuesday. As you call out the words in a random order your child should write them in categories. Call out any words your child misspells a second or even third time.

Tuesday – Word Work assessment done at school