Word Ladders: Strategy #48
Presented by: Ashley Davidson
- English Language Learners
- Phonemic awareness/Phonics
What are Word Ladders?
How do you use Word Ladders?
- Create the Word Ladder: Choose your words; write clues for the words (or use a word ladder that is already available to you)
Pass out supplies: Usually use whiteboards and markers but blank paper or paper with words ladders already on them work well as well.
- Do the word ladder: Teachers read the clues and students write the words; students can take turns; provide additional clues as needed.
- Review the word ladder: Reread words; discuss any difficulties; add other words that could have worked.
When should you use Word Ladders?
Why should you use word ladders?
Common Core Standards:
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.3.2.E: Use conventional spelling for high-frequency and other studied words and for adding suffixes to base words (e.g., sitting, smiled, cries, happiness).
CCSS.ELA.Literacy.L.3.2.F: Use spelling patterns and generalizations (e.g., word families, position-based spellings, syllable patterns, ending rules, meaningful word parts) in writing words.
This page has links to word ladders that you can use to incorporate what is being learned in class or even appeal to student interests.
So many word ladders!!!!
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