Do your students struggle with unfamiliar words within the text? Does this slow them down & frustrate them, thus causing comprehension problem?
You are in luck! Here is a strategy that will help them feel empowered to figure out those hard words!
Spot & Dot is a simple strategy that can be taught from the ground up - K through 4 and beyond. It is a life-long strategy that anyone can use that comes upon a word that puzzles them. Of course, there are exceptions to all rules, but just teaching these simple rules and strategies for attacking words and being able to decode them empowers your students to try, and not feel so frustrated.
Spot & Dot includes simple phonics rules, as well as little tricks that can be used to recognize those rules and break the word apart. This packet includes the progression of these rules/strategies from Kindergarten all the way up.
All rules and strategies for breaking words apart are included.
Spot & Dot correlates very nicely with Words Their Way spelling instruction.
Testimonial - Jessica and I have been using this with our students for the past 3 years and it is pretty amazing to see our students progress and understanding of words, and how to break them apart. It just give your students tools that they can use and it helps them to feel like that can actually try! We love this strategy! Simple - tried & true strategies that work!
Spot & Dot books are now available. Check them out at A Love For Reading!
Enjoy! If you have any questions about this strategy, please email us and we will be glad to respond.
Thanks for purchasing this product.
Susan & Jessica