With these icons and the descriptions that accompany the pack, your students will be engaged and on-task while you meet with small groups as they practice their sorts. The icons align with all the Words Their Way activities outlined in all the books. Because the program is differentiated, so are the activities, which makes this ideal for any classroom that embraces the program. The icons come in full color, black-lined and color with black frames and black text. Print on cardstock, laminate and add to a pocket chart and rotate the icons throughout the week depending on your group.
The following activities have picture icons in this product along with a description:
Zip-line- Students each use a different color crayon to quickly draw horizontal and vertical lines on the back of their sort before cutting. This will alleviate the issue of losing pieces and ensuring that everyone has his/hers.
Draw and Label-Students sort again at their seats or in a center and then extend the feature through drawing and labeling activities that ask students to think of other word that have the same beginning sound. Students are encouraged to write as much of the word as they can, using invented spelling to label their drawings. Teacher can assess these spellings to judge student progress in hearing and representing sounds.
Cut and Paste-After sorting several times students can paste the picture sorts into categories and label them. Or children can look through magazines for pictures that begin with a particular sound. These pictures are cut out, pasted into categories or into an alphabet book and labeled.
Spelling- Partners hold up pictures one at a time and the other partner has to spell the word using letter cards, chalk boards, white boards or pencil and paper. Then student check their spelling. This applies to stages when students are spelling words or have sorts with pictures and words.
Games-Games provide a fun way to practice what the student has learned. Students can work with partners to play “Go Fish” or “Concentration” or any of the WTW games you have.
Speed Sort-Using a timer and a graph, students race against the clock to sort their sorts correctly, increasingly beating their previous time and graphing it on a personal graph.
Word Hunts- Students use their guided reading book or independent reading book to find words that match a given pattern/sound and add them to their word study journal
Word Building, Blending and Extending- explanation on pg. 14 of Letter Name-Alphabetic book.
Word Study Notebook-Students should record their word sorts by writing them into columns under the key words established in the group sort. Students may be asked to select some words to illustrate or to use some of them (not ALL of them) in sentences to demonstrate the meaning of the words
Meet with the teacher-This is usually done on the first day or throughout the week to meet with your word study groups.
These icons are especially useful for kids in the Letter-Name Alphabetic and beginning Within Word stages.
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