We start off my writing, boxing, and cheering our words. I quickly write the word and show it on the document camera. I ask for someone to read the word, then the students write the word. I walk around the room to reinforce good handwriting skills as they write the words.”Make your tall letters tall and your short letters short”.
I then tell the students to box the words. This is helpful for those students who see words as shapes. They love telling me what they think their box looks like.
Then we cheer the words. This gets them out of their seats and helps those auditory learners.
The bottom of the form is used in a variety of ways.
I select a different activity each day.
Today we did “Since I can spell…” I just don’t tell them the word to make. Here is an example of my language, “I’m thinking of a word that is in the -ap family and it is what a baseball player wears on his head. This next word is something I might look at if I am lost on the road somewhere. Now change a letter to make the word for what I am doing with my foot right now. If I am really tired I might want to take one of these. The last word is tricky because you will need to add two letters. After Albert Pujols hit his home run I did this.”
You can also help their oral language by having them use the word in a sentence… Awesome!
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We also LOVE to sing! This is my favorite go-to resource for word family songs
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I typed up the songs so the students can add them to their poetry notebook.
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Not all word families are included in the flip chart so I supplement with this resource.
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It was highly recommended by The Inspired Apple so it HAS to be good!
What do you use for word study?