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 Seven: Habit and Hybrid Routines
Habit and Hybrid Routines
The past few chapters have provided tools to nurture the different facets of word study. In this chapter, we begin to put it all together. The tools you will find here support the habits and culture of a classroom that moves beyond compliance. As such, many tools included in the upcoming pages of this book set out to help students ask thoughtful questions; develop a collaborative mindset; build fruitful talk; be resourceful in their use of classroom materials; and, yes, even seek out new learning risks. By doing so, students are likely to move beyond the zone of “musts” or “shoulds” into the not-so-magical but oh-so-relevant world of student-driven learning. Additionally, there are other tools to support ...