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Words Their Way (WTW) Classroom is the classroom-ready version of Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary and Spelling Instruction professional development book. Words Their Way Classroom uses the research-based developmental approach to word study that is student-centered and assessment driven. This approach fosters the progression of word knowledge, including the development of phonics, spelling, word recognition, and vocabulary. The Classroom ready made materials make word study easy to implement and use in your classroom.
Words Their Way Classroom carefully aligns instruction with the five developmental stages of spelling: Emergent-Early Letter Name, Letter Name, Within Word Pattern, Syllables and Affixes, and Derivational Relations. Word Study Notebooks are available for each developmental stage.
At the heart of the program is the hands-on or interactive sort. The sort invites students to group words or pictures representing specific sounds into categories. Most sorts begin with teacher-directed instruction along with questions to guide student learning and generalizations.
The word study routine is easy to implement and fits within almost any ELA instructional block. Each lesson provides strategies to model the sort, practice it, and apply and assess learning. Differentiated instruction and school-home connections maximize learning opportunities.
What do kids love? Digital interactivity! Take word work online with interactive resources. Demonstrate the sort and allow students to practice online. Combine with the print resources or download and copy PDFs for students.