Big Word of the Week Set 2 - Reading Strategy Approach - 16 pages

Clever Classroom
Grade Levels
2nd - 5th, Staff
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Big Word of the Week Set 2 - Reading and Strategy Approach - PDF file

After many requests and based on the popularity of our first set, I have made another set of 'big words' just for you!

Please read this description, view the images and download the preview file, to help you decide if this resource is appropriate for your class.

***The file includes a cover page and word strips ONLY.

***PLEASE NOTE: Reading strategies are not included in the file. This file consists of flash cards/strip only.

***You will need to integrate the reading strategies that you are focusing on with individual words.

We do sell reading strategies separately, should you need them, please click here.

16 pages with a total of 39 big words, designed by Clever Classroom.

I have used this approach with students as young as 6 and as old as 13.

The file includes a cover page, guide and word strips, a master list in two forms: as the words appear and one in alphabetical order. There are no reading strategy posters or skills provided in this resource. Your file includes word strips. It is an aide to help you teach reading and spelling strategies. Please see our strategy posters in our TpT store should you need them.

This is a whole class modelled reading and spelling activity.

These word strips can be used on a weekly basis to model, introduce and revisit reading strategies that you are covering.

Explicit teaching of strategies to read difficult words will give children confidence to tackle reading independently.

These words have been chosen to help you teach a range of strategies such as find the smaller word inside, break it up, point to the word, does it sound right and more. Children will call on skills and knowledge of letter sound relationships to help read the word in a large group.


Cut up and laminate each word.
Place it on the board or easel permanently for the week.
Place all reading strategies (not in this pack) around this word. If you have observed a strategy children are generally neglecting you can choose the word to suit this strategy.

Prompt children to revisit the strategy cards and ask open-ended questions to prompt problem solving. It will be important for children to take turns and not call out!

Model the strategies and encourage all attempts.
Refocus this strategy during guided and independent reading time, including silent and more informal reading. Ask children what strategy they used to read this word (in guided reading time) and name it by referring back to the reading strategy cards.

Use merit awards or some kind or social reward system to promote students achievements, see the reading award in the Reading Programming BLM - Ebook.

Cloud image not included.

Main font used: Zaner-Bloser.

Designed by Clever Classroom, 2012.

Clip Art by Scrappin Doodles.

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Total Pages
16 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Semester
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