Sowing the Seeds to Succeed in Word Work Cheri Isaacson-Sturgis Elementary
Here’s What We Know… • The focus of any reading program should be on finding meaning in delightful stories. Children will not be able to construct meaning, however, unless they are able to read the words effortlessly.
Magic 13 • 13 words, that are used so frequently in reading/writing that they compose 1 out of every 4 words. • Do you know the magic 13? • Take a two minutes, work by yourself or with a team…what is the magic 13?
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The Most Important Word What’s in a name? • Letters • Sounds • Features & Similarities • Getting To Know You Games & Activities • Name chart • Word puzzles • Getting To Know You Book • Pocket Chart
Introducing WordsHigh Frequency Words • Question • Cheer • Read/Write • Word Wall • Comprehensive Literacy---Immerse children in reading and writing activities
Practicing HighFrequency Words Comprehensive Literacy---Immerse children in real and meaningful reading and writing activities • Shared Reading-Big Books—Daily Message—Shared News • Who Stole the Cookies from the Cookie Jar? • Happy Birthday • Have You Seen My Cat? • Shared Poetry—Check out Fast Start for Early Readers • See it—Word Wall, Punch card • Say it--Cheer Daily • Do it--Write • Wipe, chalkboards, carpet, sky writers (writing in the air) Play with Words! Read some more and write some more!
Maintain • Centers • Read • Write • Commit • Parents • Student experts • Word Walls
Working With Words Work with Word Families • Introduce • Print • Play • Make words, two letter words • Three letter words • What do you notice? • Write
Assessment • Punch cards • Checklists • Words I Can Write
Thank You For Coming! Cheri Isaacson Sturgis Elementary—Kindergarten firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com http://ci009.k12.sd.us http://sdrc.k12.sd.us 605-347-3704