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 based on your students' needs.
So let's see if we can answer a few questions, introduce our main characters, and help you build stronger readers and writers!
Will Word Study Always be Free?
Yes. We will always have the free word study membership with word fluency, word building, and word meaning...even as the spiral warm-ups grow!
And...the units are continuing to expand.
What skills are covered?
Successful reading = language comprehension + word recognition.
Word study covers one of the two sides of successful reading: word recognition. Word recognition includes three courses of study:
- Word Fluency
- Word Building
- Word Meaning
Specific skills start at 2nd and 3rd grade consonant blending all the way to grades 7-8 Greek and Latin Roots and SAT preparation.
What grades can use Word Study Warm-Ups?
You'll see skills for 2nd-8th grade addressed. After the launch on August 1, 2017, you will be able to login and view the three word study courses.
The course content is going to roll out through August beginning with the basics. These basic warm-ups are perfect for 2nd-4th grade and just right for remediation in grades 4-6.
As the curriculum progresses, spelling and word meaning units will address upper middle school - including SAT prep.
Have More Questions?
Of course you do. Like I said earlier, so do we. Together, we are building an awesome teaching resource that will immensely help thousands of students.
Before we move into introducing our characters, I encourage you to browse our more thorough FAQ here.
Characters from the Warm-Ups
Also, I'd like to introduce our main characters. We have Ms. Springer, Penelope, and Miguel.
They pop in and out of the video warm-ups to grab student attention, encourage, introduce games and activities, and increase engagement.