First Pamela Koutrakos delivered a systematic approach to inquiry-based, student-centered, and joyful word study in her book Word Study That Sticks. Now, in The Word Study That Sticks Companion, Koutrakos offers tools and resources to help teachers put those structures, lessons, and routines into action. Loaded with teacher-facing resources such as planning and assessment tools, and student-facing tools such as reproducible minicharts, choice checklists, and self-assessments, The Word Study That Sticks Companion includes • Ready-to-go materials that greatly minimize the time teachers spend preparing, creating, and revamping word study lessons • More than 100 student-friendly, reproducible minicharts for student notebooks that summarize the routines in each area of word study and support robust word learning • Twenty brand-new word study lessons to extend the learning throughout the year and across content areas Ideas for word study notebooks and choice charts that give students ownership of daily practice • Suggestions for replicating many routines and tools in a digital format • Customizable cycle schedules, checklists, look-fors, planning guides, record-keeping forms, and other tools that help teachers crystalize priorities, organize instruction, and adapt for all learners The routines and resources here can be used within any curriculum, as they transcend any one program, philosophy, or approach to word study. The Word Study That Sticks Companion enables consistent, authentic, and independent word study practice in K—6 classrooms. With these materials in hand, students can take charge of their learning, and teachers gain more time for differentiated instruction. Discover what’s possible when you ditch word study worksheets and workbooks once and for all!
Chapter Six: Spelling Pattern Routines
Spelling Pattern Routines
So far in Part II, resources have been provided so that students can study the meaning of words, sounds in words, and the letters that each of these sounds makes—with greater ease and independence. We are now ready to peruse and select tools to support students as they practice applying their knowledge of spelling patterns. This work is essential in a well-rounded approach to word study. The tools on the following pages invite students to engage in spelling routines that are hands-on, student-centered, and fun. The provided charts promote independence as students seek out information about patterns within and between words; forge connections; and engage in significant discussion about what they see, wonder, think, and now understand.
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