Category Archives for "Word Study"

[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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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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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).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 the […]

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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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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. Get Free Warm-Ups 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 […]

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