Words Their Way is a program that offers a developmental curriculum for phonics/spelling instruction, reading fluency and vocabulary development. The hands-on activities engage students as they actively categorize their ‘word sorts’ and the assessment inventory provides a clear indicator of where each student is in the process of word development.
We’ve been working with a new group of teachers across our district on this program. Check out the page under In The Classroom. An added feature is using technology to gain added practice in alternative ways. As well, posting to a blog creates opportunities for shared partnerships with parents.
I’d be interested in any thoughts or comments you have around this topic or how you organize your Words Their Way activities.