Words Their Way

Here is an introductory video of our spelling program:


Monday – 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.


Tuesday – 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.


Wednesday – Assist your child in doing a word hunt, looking in a book they have already read for words that have the same sound, pattern, or both. Try to find two or three for each category.


Thursday – Do a writing sort to prepare for the Friday test. 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.

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