Teaching children how words work is crucial to teaching them how to read independently. Yet little instruction is given to TEACHERS for accomplishing this. Even with Reading Recovery training, I found this task remained mysterious.
After attending dozens of conference sessions dedicated to Word Work, I have compiled the information I gleaned into an outline, WORD WORK: A Guide for Teachers of Young Children. The steps are presented in sequential fashion that allows you to scaffold your students' skills. Just follow the steps and watch your little learners light up with understanding.
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You have reached the one stop shop! My teaching experience spans more than 3 decades and reflects my years in every grade from K to 5, Gifted & Talented to Reading Recovery, enrichment to Title I. The majority of my experience is pretty evenly divided between 1st grade and G/T for grades 1 - 5. My shop, then, is filled with 1st grade fun curricula and myriad critical and creative thinking products for GATE self-contained and/or enrichment programs. In 2000, I became a Reading Recovery teacher. That fabuous experience translates into some wonderful reading materials created for my students and now you can share them, too.