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Words Their Way. Getting Started 2010-2011. General Info to Help Get Started. Blog: http://wtwtruman.wordpress.com Other teachers at Truman who have been used WTW before. The first few weeks. Focus on establishing your routines and procedures Assessment

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words their way

Words Their Way

Getting Started


general info to help get started
General Info to Help Get Started
  • Blog: http://wtwtruman.wordpress.com
  • Other teachers at Truman who have been used WTW before
the first few weeks
The first few weeks
  • Focus on establishing your routines and procedures
  • Assessment
  • What foundation do you want your students to have for the rest of the year?
ways to establish routines
Ways to establish routines
  • Suggested first 15 days in Words Their Way, pgs. 77-78
  • Chapter 3 of Words Their Way: “Organizing for Word Study: Principles and Practices”
my first days
My First Days
  • The First Week:
    • Day 1: Introduce working with words and name assignment (see primary Homeside Activity “The Story of My Name” or for upper grades do “Name Star”)
    • Day 2: Give Words Their Way Assessment
    • Day 3: Introduce how to start a sort
      • Give cards with student names
      • Cut out
      • Store in board
    • Day 4: Review procedures, do first sort
      • Go over getting out/putting away cards
      • Do a concept sort—boys/girls; kids you know from before/new friends
my first days continued
My First Days (continued)
  • The Second Week
    • Day 5: Anchor Chart of Ways to Sort Words, Independent Sort (a different way)
    • Day 6: Set up notebooks, sort a different way and write
    • Day 7: Start sharing name assignment, sort a different way and write
    • Day 8: Finish sharing name assignment, teach and do guided blind sort
    • Day 9: Go over all procedures for a “unit” of word study (i.e. independent work, schedule, groups, etc.)
  • Prepare to start instruction the third week of school
how do i know what to teach
How Do I know what to teach?
  • After the assessment . . .
    • Score the tests (Remember: You may need to assess some kids higher or lower during some of the more independent times of teaching the routines!)
    • Divide your class into the number of groups you want to have (3 is recommended in WTW, 4 is good for 2 groups/day that meet every other day)
    • Look at the overall needs of each group
example group
Example group
  • 4 students all tested at “Within Word Pattern: Middle”
  • Highlighted all Within Word errors and found common areas of mistakes:
    • Long a—ai (2/4)
    • Long e—ea (2/4)
    • Long o—oa (3/4)
    • Long I--igh (3/4)
  • Looked at yellow Within Word Pattern book—placed students in Unit III, Common Long Vowel Patterns
questions plc time
Questions/PLC TIME
  • Please work with your PLC for the next half hour to get ready to kick off the year in word study!