Category Archives for "Word Study"

Phoneme-Grapheme Mapping

SavePhoneme-grapheme mapping is a research-based activity that helps early and transition readers build word recognition skills. Phoneme 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).Pin Me! Who should do these activities in Fluency1?The activities in the Fluency 1 unit could […]

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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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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 […]

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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. In this post, you will discover: 5 reasons why word study must occur […]

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Spiral Warmups with No Holding Back

Get Free Warm-Ups We’re not holding back – these word study spiral warm-ups are totally free.Really? Free? They must be horrible! Well, let’s see.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. Here’s what SpiralWarmups.com will do for you: […]

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