On the one hand, homework for the sake of homework may be eliminated.
And this was only a little of the homework with which her hands were ever full.
Spellers can enter this stage as early as late elementary school, but most spellers in this stage are in middle school, high school, or adults.
“The logic inherent in this lifelong stage can be summed up as follows: Words that are related in meaning are often related in spelling as well, despite changes in sound.” (from , is more of a textbook that lays a strong foundation for using word study to teach spelling.
Word Study Activities from Words Their Way The following activities come from what many consider to be the bible of word study, Words Their Way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling Instruction by Donald Bear, Marcia Invernizzi, Shane Templeton, and Francine Johnston.
If you like these exercises, you might consider purchasing this book–it”s packed with even more great ideas. for their permission to link to the following lessons from the Alphabet Sort for Different Fonts of “A” and “B” As students identify letters in differing cases and fonts, they become better able to recognize letters in new contexts.
Word sorts are used extensively to teach concepts from elementary word families to more sophisticated language concepts.
Exercises such as this word sort enable students to more easily recognize word families, which helps in decoding new words with similar patterns.
The picture sorts focus on the sounds kids hear in words, such as beginning sounds in words.
The word sorts focus on the patterns different words share within them, like comparing words with the short pattern.