Day 1 - Student Self-Paced Lessons
Students watch an interactive self-paced video lesson for the new sort of the week. Students can stop the lesson at any time to review the concepts and patterns being taught. After completing the video lesson, students write their new word list in their planners.
Within Word Pattern - Sort 8 Short u - Long u
Day 2 Word Sort / Speed Sort
Students open their Word Sort and Speed Sort in Schoology and send it to Notability. When completed, they send it back to Schoolgy to be checked.
Students write their Word Pattern in the top highlighted box. They sort their words under the correct word pattern. Students write each word under the correct word pattern.
Students set the timer on their iPads and then sort their word list three different times. After each sort, students record how long it took them.
Day 3 Buddy Sort / Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board
Students download the Buddy Sort from Schoology to Notability. They work with a partner giving each other the words. When finished, students check each other's work. They turn in their assignment after it is completed.
Day 4 Tic-Tac-Toe Choice Board
Giving students a choice is one of the best ways for them to take ownership of their learning. Students are also engaged and have the opportunity to show their learning and thinking. This board may be used for several days as an extension of the weekly lesson. Feel free to copy the link and change it as you feel appropriate.
Tips for using Stick Around by iPad Educators
One of our favorite apps to use with Words Their Way is Stick Around. Students can create puzzles that tie in with their weekly word pattern. They send their puzzles to Schoology to share with classmates. Students can then solve and play each others' puzzles.
+Ann Feldmann created a video on how to share Stick Around Puzzles to Schoology.
Since I have different groups in Words Their Way, I am able to create specific groups and assign their weekly words in SpellingCity. You are able to search for word lists already created to import to your class. Another great feature is the vocabulary component that reinforces and helps teach the meaning of each spelling word. It is a great tool to use to differentiate spelling instruction and students are engaged. You can get test results for each child, and it also has a writing component. Students can also use it at home.
In Popplet students create word maps of each spelling pattern. They can also write the definition and part of speech to each word. Popplet is a great app for students to visually learn their word patterns.
Doceri is a free interactive whiteboard for the iPad. There are so many possibilities in using this app with Words Their Way. Students can show their learning and practice placing their words in the correct word pattern. After they have saved their recording, students can view their video from their camera roll, send it directly to YouTube, or app smash it to iMovie to create their spelling video. Each student listens to him/herself to critique their fluency and understanding of their spelling words and patterns. This is another powerful way for students to self-assess.
Created by Brie
Explain Everything from MorrisCooke
Explain Everything is an app we use in all curricular areas. Students can create a video of their spelling sentences using Explain Everything. They can record themselves reading each of their sentences. Students can send their work directly to YouTube, or they can app smash it to iMovie and create a movie video.
Here is an example on how students can create spelling sentences using Explain Everything and app smash to iMovie.
Andrew's Video - Unusual Past-Tense Words
Day 5 - Words their Way - Testing Day
All groups take their WTW test at the same time. This is such a time saver!! I record the weekly lists on QuickTime Player and simply upload to Schoolgy. All groups can easily take their WTW simultaneously.
I would love how others are incorporating Words their Way into the curriculum.