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The Food Group of Spelling and Word Study refers to student’s knowledge of spelling patterns and strategies. Understanding of spelling and words goes beyond rote memorization of words. Students who have strong knowledge of spelling and words can write and communicate more effectively.
UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 5 of CTW deepened my understanding of the processes students engage in when presented with an unfamiliar word. I learned that students will study an the word, look at al the letters, and consider the sounds of the letter patterns as “good readers know that sounds are determined not by individual letters but by letter patterns (p. 60). This contributed to my understanding of the importance of teaching students letter patterns so that they can become successful readers.

UNDERSTANDING: Chapter 5 of CTW deepened my understanding of the processes students engage in when presented with an unfamiliar word. I learned that students will study an the word, look at al the letters, and consider the sounds of the letter patterns as “good readers know that sounds are determined not by individual letters but by letter patterns (p. 60). This contributed to my understanding of the importance of teaching students letter patterns so that they can become successful readers.

INSTRUCTION: Building Word Families is an engaging and interactive activity that promotes student understanding of words and letter/sound combinations. Students are provided with various “fun” materials that they can play with to put words together. Word families are explored  and students can manipulate materials in order to create new words. This activity is both fun and engaging. The variety of choice makes it effective instruction.

INSTRUCTION: Building Word Families is an engaging and interactive activity that promotes student understanding of words and letter/sound combinations. Students are provided with various “fun” materials that they can play with to put words together. Word families are explored and students can manipulate materials in order to create new words. This activity is both fun and engaging. The variety of choice makes it effective instruction.

INSTRUCTION: The BLD outlines a Morning Message activity that contributes to students understanding of spelling and words. High frequency words appear the most in Morning Messages which gives students daily exposure to such words and their mechanisms. Students become familiar with and more easily recognize these high frequency words.

INSTRUCTION: The BLD outlines a Morning Message activity that contributes to students understanding of spelling and words. High frequency words appear the most in Morning Messages which gives students daily exposure to such words and their mechanisms. Students become familiar with and more easily recognize these high frequency words.

ASSESSMENT: The BLD explains that “one of the best ways to assess students’ spelling skills is to observe their writing”. Observing is a useful informal assessment strategy. Ongoing observation allows teachers to monitor student progress. As well, the BLD reminds one of the importance of being conscious of student’s individual abilities and of placing reasonable expectations on students. When it comes to spelling, often students are not all on the same level.

ASSESSMENT: The BLD explains that “one of the best ways to assess students’ spelling skills is to observe their writing”. Observing is a useful informal assessment strategy. Ongoing observation allows teachers to monitor student progress. As well, the BLD reminds one of the importance of being conscious of student’s individual abilities and of placing reasonable expectations on students. When it comes to spelling, often students are not all on the same level.

ASSESSMENT: Chapter 3 of the Early Reading Strategy outlines what can be assessed for Word Study. There is a checklist of “What Can be Assessed?” which is useful as many informal assessments can be done by following this checklist. This checklist is a useful reference point for educators to follow by means to ensure their students are learning what they need to learn when it comes to Word Study.

ASSESSMENT: Chapter 3 of the Early Reading Strategy outlines what can be assessed for Word Study. There is a checklist of “What Can be Assessed?” which is useful as many informal assessments can be done by following this checklist. This checklist is a useful reference point for educators to follow by means to ensure their students are learning what they need to learn when it comes to Word Study.

UNDERSTANDING: The article “Invented Spelling and Spelling Development” on Reading Rockets depended my understanding of students and their spelling. The article explains what inventive spelling is and outlines the stages of spelling development. The section on how teachers can nurture spelling development contributed to my understanding and reminded me that focusing on correctness of student spelling is not always beneficial.

UNDERSTANDING: The article “Invented Spelling and Spelling Development” on Reading Rockets depended my understanding of students and their spelling. The article explains what inventive spelling is and outlines the stages of spelling development. The section on how teachers can nurture spelling development contributed to my understanding and reminded me that focusing on correctness of student spelling is not always beneficial.

ASSESSMENT: The article “The Basic Spelling Vocabulary List” can be used for Assessment purposes as it lists out the words that students should know how to spell in each grade. Formal assessments can be administered based on these words. A teacher can use these word lists to develop spelling tests. As well, a teacher can informally assess student’s spelling of these words by observing their writing in journals or agendas.

ASSESSMENT: The article “The Basic Spelling Vocabulary List” can be used for Assessment purposes as it lists out the words that students should know how to spell in each grade. Formal assessments can be administered based on these words. A teacher can use these word lists to develop spelling tests. As well, a teacher can informally assess student’s spelling of these words by observing their writing in journals or agendas.

UNDERSTANDING: The article “Word Study: Learning Word Patterns” deepened my understanding of how students learn words. The article addresses traditional spelling instruction (random word list, and spelling test at end of week), and explains how “Word Study” is more effective. This article contributed to my understanding as I learned how Word Study can help students “investigate and understand the patterns in words” (Leipzig, 2000).

UNDERSTANDING: The article “Word Study: Learning Word Patterns” deepened my understanding of how students learn words. The article addresses traditional spelling instruction (random word list, and spelling test at end of week), and explains how “Word Study” is more effective. This article contributed to my understanding as I learned how Word Study can help students “investigate and understand the patterns in words” (Leipzig, 2000).