Words Their Way, OUR way Part 5: Routine & Differentiated Mini-lessons - The K Files
Now that you have motivated your students and set goals, you are ready to introduce your Word Study routines. I have some tips to help you introduce these routines whole group so that later on, your students will have clear expectations as to what they […]
The Read to Self THINKmark: A FREEBIE for you! - The K Files
Are you looking for more opportunities to encourage your students to apply what they have learned from your phonics instruction while they read? Let me share this strategy with you! We all know that children LOVE to read and be read to! The method […]
Using Anchor Activities-FREEBIE! - The K Files
I am a huge fan of using Anchor Activities during my routine procedures for Words Their Way. When I am facilitating my morning tune ups (differentiated mini lessons) with my small Word Study groups, the students who are not working with the teacher are completing […]
Gumball Phonics™ - The K Files
Gumball Phonics™ is a unique color-coded phonics strategy to help young readers and writers DECODE unfamiliar words, rather than GUESS. This FUN color–coded phonics approach will help your students discriminate between the various phonics and spelling patterns found in words they encounter while reading. Not […]
Sight Word Wallet for Word Detectives
The Sight Word Wallet for Word Detectives is an engaging way to encourage your students to decode words and not guess when reading independently during Reader's Workshop and increase their sight word fluency.Recommended Use #1: Self-selected Sight Words• While students are reading, encourage them t...
Goal Setting Templates Editable for All Subjects
Looking for a unique and fun way to help your students set goals? Encourage them to take ownership of their learning and have a growth mindset with these goal setting templates.Each goal setting template is EDITABLE so that you can personalize your students' goals to better meet their needs. Perfec...
Word Sorts for Google Classroom
This Interactive Digraph Picture and Word Sort set is perfect for introducing and reviewing the discrimination of digraphs using Words Their Way or any Spelling program on Google Classroom.These word sorts are great for whole group, centers or distance learning. 7 Picture/Word sorts are included:/s/...
Words Their Way- OUR Way PART 2: Getting Organized - The K Files
If you haven’t already read Words Their Way– OUR Way PART 1: Getting Started, you may wish to start there to learn about how to administer the Spelling Inventory, analyze your data and form your differentiated Word Study groups. If you have read Part 1, […]
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19 Likes, 0 Comments - TheKFiles (@the.k.files) on Instagram: “Another fun way to store the Reading and Phonics Goal cards to keep your readers focused on their…”
Nonsense Words Assessment
This foundation skills assessment tool can be used to monitor student growth throughout the year. Please visit my blog TheKFiles for additional resources and ideas!
Word Detective Badges and Certificates
These editable Word Detective Badges and Certificates are an exciting tool to motivate your students during Reader's Workshop as they decode unfamiliar words!There are two printing options for the badges: • You can either personalize the badges and type your Word Detective's names on the badge.• You...
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@TheKFiles posted to Instagram: Grab these labels FREE on the blog...if you are like me, saving minutes throughout the day is a challenge. Transitions from one lesson to another and gathering and distributing supplies can be a challenge if you are not organized. I have got a solution for you…. create Phonics Bins!
Words Their Way OUR Way PART 1: Getting Started - The K Files
As teachers, we are always searching for the most effective program, and designing our delivery to best meet the diverse needs of our students. At the same time, we aim to go about each endeavor in the most effective yet efficient and time-saving manner. This […]
Sight Word Activities with a Word Detective Theme - The K Files
Boost your Word Detective's sight word fluency with a word wall, sight word wallet, pocket notebooks and more activities during your phonics workshop!
Digraphs Bingo Boards
This set of 30 digraph bingo boards for /sh/ will help your students review words that begin and end in the sh digraph.Included:30 Bingo Boards24 LARGE calling cards to review /sh/ words24 SMALL calling cards to review /sh/ wordsprinting directions to help you print 2 to a page to save on ink.This d...
Organization Tips for your Guided Reading Materials
3 tips to help you organize your guided reading books for easy planning of small group instruction. Keep your leveled library right at your fingertips!