SMORE Word Study

January 2016: Focusing on Mid Year Assessment and Growth

Essential Question: How does Word Study impact students' abilities to read, write, comprehend content, and communicate?

Roundtable Discussion

  1. Reflecting on our original Essential Question, what are your thoughts?
  2. What have you been using that has been effective Word Study for STUDENTS?
  3. What challenges are happening?

So, what CAN assessing word study look like or sound like?

Words Their Way - Diagnostic Assessment

Using the Qualitative Checklist

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Your Turn: Use the Qualitative Checklist to check your students' progress at various levels.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Noblesville Schools Word Study UoS

Click for transfer goals, as well as resources for instructional practices

Understanding the Stages helps you understand your STUDENTS!

Words Their Way - Developmental Spelling Stages

Is a Word Sort just a sort? What THINKING, REASONING, and COMMUNICATING should be included when using a word sort?

Words Their Way - In Practice

Our Next Word Study Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 27th, 3:45-4:30pm

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Bring your Qualitative Spelling Inventory Sheets! We will be working through new grouping, adjusting instruction for those who are stuck, and creating a plan for instruction:)

RSVPs are enabled for this event.