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Math Expressions -Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A Developmental Approach to Spelling, Vocabulary and Phonic Instruction
Assessment done 1-2 times per year
Developmental stages: emergent, letter name, within word, syllables & affixes, derivational.
Instruction differentiated for each student
No longer memorizing word lists, but learning the patterns which make up words
Based on brain research: manipulation of the word cards helps to solidify the learning of patterns and meaning of words (the brain is pattern seeking)
Word Study will take place during our Reading Block-great benefits for all students.Words Their Way
-Documentary (Research Project)
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