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[News] Spelling Warm-Ups Unit 3

Spelling 3: Inflected Endings We’re now rolling out our newest unit for free word study warm-ups. It’s Spelling 3: Inflected Endings.  This unit is designed for grades 3-6 tier 1 instruction. It begins with direct instruction on inflectional endings and continues into three different activities for students to build spelling fluency:Word SortsWord BuilderSpeed SpellerEach activity progressively […]

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[NEWS] Spelling 1 Warm-Ups are Published!

We’re happy to announce our newest free word study warm-ups! The first spelling unit is complete. In this unit, your students will: Sort words based on orthographic patterns.Receive direct instruction/review on consonant digraphs, blends, and short vowels. Physically participate in identifying phonemes and graphemes.Build spelling fluency. The new spelling 1 unit is designed for on-level […]

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Spelling Warm-Ups (New Spiral Reviews)

Our newest spiral warm-ups are finished and ready to publish. Your dashboard will soon show spiral reviews 1-5 in your Spelling warm-ups! Who will benefit from these spelling warm-ups? What spelling activities will students do in these spiral reviews? In this post you will: Preview the spelling spiral review activities.Discover prerequisite skills students need in these […]

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Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping

SaveSavePhoneme-grapheme mapping is a research-based activity that helps early and transitional readers build word recognition skills. Phonemes are the sounds we hear in words. Graphemes are the letters that represent the sounds. This activity can be challenging for 3rd and 4th-grade students – even your strong readers! With a little bit of practice, it will help […]

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Activities in Fluency 1

The activities in Fluency 1 (our first unit in word study warm-ups) are designed to engage and build visual memory in upper elementary students. The fluency activities include:Word Racer Blending PhonemesWord SumsWord SortsA Variety of Blending Activities (oral, choral, and written).__TVE_SHORTCODE_RAW___Who should do these activities in Fluency1?The activities in the Fluency 1 unit could be used […]

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Word Study is Almost Here!

That’s right. Word Study is almost here! The free warm-ups will begin rolling out on August 1st, and we are so excited. You may still have questions, so do we. This started as a collaboration between a handful of teachers and now includes many hundreds of teachers – including you! We’re developing the curriculum and taking your input […]

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Questions About Word Study Spiral Warm-Ups

Do you have questions about word study at spiralwarmups.com?  You’re not the only one. Over the last 3 weeks we’ve collected awesome feedback and questions about the free word study warm-ups here at spiralwarmups.com. This article will give a quick overview of the questions and answers so far. More details questions about word study warm-ups are in the […]

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Spiral Warmups with No Holding Back

We’re not holding back – these word study spiral warm-ups are totally free. Really? Free? Yes. Keep reading to see if they’re right for you.In this post you will find:What spiralwarmups.com will do for you.What spiralwarmups.com will not do.How much it will cost.What warm-up activities are included?Word study alignment.Save Here’s what SpiralWarmups.com will do for you: […]

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