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Word Study Unit Tutorials

The course Word Fluency builds concepts and mastery of word automaticity, decoding skills, and the alphabetic principle.

Fluency 1 is the first unit in the Word Fluency course and focuses on consonant blends.

Tutorials for Fluency 1

View the Fluency 1 Unit here. 

Fluency 1 Days 1-10

Not sure if Fluency 1 is the right starting spot for your students? 

Read this day-by-day description of the challenges and scaffolds in the first two weeks of the unit.

Fluency 1 Activities

The first unit of study in our Word Fluency Course is Fluency 1. 

In this brief overview, you’ll learn about the activities that students will do, including word sums, Word Racer, word sorts, Give it a Shot.

Tutorials for Fluency 2

Days 1-10 Digraphs

The second unit in our Word Fluency course solidifies decoding skills for upper elementary students. 

This day-by-day tutorial walks through the digraphs and activities that students will learn. 

Spelling 1 Tutorials

Spelling 1 [Before You Begin]

The first unit of study in our Spelling Course is Spelling 1. 

To get the best results, here are two quick tips you should know before starting this unit.

Spelling 1 Tutorial #2 [Day 3 – Sorting Tips]

The first unit of study in our Word Fluency Course is Fluency 1. 

In this brief overview, you’ll learn about the activities that students will do, including word sums, Word Racer, word sorts, Give it a Shot.

Reading Comprehension

Open-Ended Questions Part 1

These three strategies can be used with any open-ended question, but they work especially well in our no-prep reading comprehension task card projectables.

Open-Ended Questions Part 2

This is the second post for scaffolding students during open-ended questions. 

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Getting Started

1. Register Your Account

Where to register and what to expect in the confirmation email.

2. How to Login

After you set up your new and Free Word Student Warm-Ups account, you simply log in at This tutorial covers how to log in and where you go after login.

3. Member Dashboard & Units

This tutorial covers how to navigate your dashboard and how to get to your warm-ups.

4. Using the Warm-Ups

This tutorial covers how to navigate the unit page, which houses the 20 warm-ups.

Quick Start Ideas

Three Word Study Tips to Get Started
8 Ways to Use Word Study Warm-Ups


3 responses to “Product Tutorials”

  1. Admin

    Feel free to share your wishes, ideas, or questions here.


    This looks great but I am not sure – do we do this together? If I have a student that needs to watch a different lesson, I sign on to MY account and let them use it? It would be best if we could load our students into the program and they have their own login.


    1. Erica H

      Yes, the warm-ups are set up to be a quick, whole-class daily review of previously taught skills…and yes, it will be so cool when they are individualized for one-to-one settings. We’ve had many teachers ask about that, so it’s in the future!
      Even better, wouldn’t it be nice for students to log in to their own warm-ups and then get a periodic assessment, so they can chart their own progress?
      For now, you could set up a generic “class account” where students can log in, but it’s not directly tied to your personal or work email.