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Scaffolding the Word Sorts (Spelling 1 Tutorial #3)

Scaffolding the Word Sorts (Spelling 1 Tutorial) If you’re moving into the spelling units, you will find a very challenging activity: timed and open word sorts. These word work activities show in the days marked as “spiral review”. Here’s what you need to know to help your students. Challenges in the Spiral Reviews The timed […]

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Spelling Warm-Ups with Taps and Claps

Spelling Warm-Ups Activity: Taps and Claps​Integrate multi-modal learning easily with this challenging spelling warm-ups activity. The spelling warm-ups in our Spelling 1 unit are the easiest way to have total active participation and multi-sensory spelling instruction! Don’t believe me? Great, this post is for you.​Did you know combining more than one learning mode (auditory, tactile, etc) […]

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Comprehension Killer and 8 Ways to Use Word Study

Word study kills reading comprehension. Plain and simple. But there are ways to use word study to save reading comprehension…and that’s what I’m going to show you. If you teach in upper elementary or middle school, you know you don’t have time for word study. You have to prepare for reading standards and standardized comprehension […]

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5 Reasons Your Students Need Daily Word Study

Word study is the teaching activity that can make or break reluctant readers and struggling learners. Have you ever used a dyslexia curriculum? Have you worked modules in a high-quality computer program? Great reading curricula integrate word study into the lessons daily. (Read more on Research-based Word Study) In this post, you will discover: 5 […]

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