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    Words Their Way
    By Mary

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    I teach sixth grade lang. arts in a middle school. I use WWW with my low kids. I give the sort on Monday (I have all the sorts on a floppy, so I can just print out the ones I need). They cut it out and sort it. Then they copy it into their word study notebooks. On Wednesday, they look at what they've written, and sort the words again, if they need to. Working with a partner, they (hopefully) discover the generalization (some of them are easier to discover than others). They write that below the sort, in their notebook. On Friday, if they've completed all that, I let them spend 15 or 20 minutes playing the games (I made many of the games for the Within Word group and the Syllables and Affixes group. What a pain in the side, but I have them forever).

    Word sorts should not take more than 20 minutes out of every week, I don't think.

    You probably won't even see this. I don't usually come to this board.



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