Words Their Way
Words Their Way is a developmental spelling, phonics, and vocabulary program. Words Their Way is individualized and helps us differentiate spelling and phonics instruction. An assessment is given to students during the first two weeks of school to determine where to begin instruction. Based on the assessment results students are given words to study in order to discover the common attributes. In this manner students are actively constructing their own knowledge of spelling patterns. Students learn spelling patterns by completing activities such as word sorting, word hunts, games and drawing and labeling. Students work individually, with partners, and in small groups to encourage cooperative learning and individual responsibility.