Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Word Study

Attended my first staff development session of the summer this morning.  My district has decided to move completely to word study instead of weekly spelling lists.  Yea!  I love word study.   My team has already been using most of the resources that are going to be required next year.  One day will be making words from Pat Cunningham's books, one day will be word sorts and one day will be word wall work.  We have a choice of lots of different activities for days 4 and 5.
I use a folder with baseball card pockets to store my letters for making words and bought a bunch of the pocket charts from the dollar spot at Target and cut them into pieces of 2 pocket rows each. (I serged the edges so the nylon wouldn't fray.)  This system worked great for me.  Next year I  want to add a word study notebook.  I'm thinking that the kids could use these notebooks during word study lessons, during guided reading and maybe even during word work in Daily 5.
I also want to make a new word wall.  I'm thinking about using pocket charts, like this one from Fun for First.

I found this on Pinterest.  Don't you just love Pinterest?!!!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carol! I love the name of your blog...isn't that true of how ALL teachers should be?

    I LOVE Word Study. It is my obsession and I get to see daily how it helps my Firsties make the reading and writing connection. I have not done a spelling test in about 7 or 8 years. We do dictated sentences and that change has been amazing!

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to come and visit me when you get the chance. =)


    Heather's Heart