DIFFERENTIATED WORD STUDY MADE SIMPLE
WHAT IS WORD PLAY PHONICS?
Word Play Phonics is a developmental word study approach that allows you to differentiate instruction to your students with a program that's easy to manage.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE CURRICULUM?
Chunk Spelling is a meaningful weekly experience with words. This routine will allow your students to learn about how word "chunks" are the building blocks of words . Students are not only given the opportunity to build words but also to choose which words to practice for the week. Giving students this kind of ownership over their learning is powerful!
- Lesson plans
- Photo helps for vocabulary building and ELL students
Spelling homework doesn't have to be boring. And it doesn't have to take a lot of time! We designed weekly spelling homework that's parent-friendly AND kid-friendly!
- tri-fold menu style, double-sided weekly homework
- choice menu
- space for students to write their word lists
- weekly parent tips
- gross motor & sensory activity choices
- paperless activity choices
- parent-friendly & kid-friendly
DiFFERENTIATED WORD SORTING
Word sorting is a powerful tool for getting students thinking about words. We help you group your students into three easy-to-manage levels and then give you everything you need for an effective and simple word sorting program.
- Benchmark Spelling Assessment
- 3 levels of differentiated word sorts (tied to weekly spelling chunk)
- 3 weekly mini-lessons for each level
- word sorting visual instructions
- larger sized teacher sorts with extra bonus words
Word Family POETRY
Give students an opportunity to work on phonics skills in authentic literacy experiences with weekly word family poetry.
- original weekly poem tied to the weekly spelling chunk
- practice fluency, poetry, sight words, words in context
- weekly lesson plan
- visualizing activity
- interactive writing
- pocket chart materials
- sight word practice
PHONICS LESSONS & ROUTINES
Every day of the week planned out for you!
- 2 low-prep ,whole-group phonics lessons per week
- "chunk cheer" routine for building decoding skills
- tips, ideas, & organizational resources
Beautiful custom-designed games for practicing phonics skills each week. Play as a whole class and/or small group. Great resource for literacy centers!
- eye-catching custom game design
- optional coordinating pattern to print on reverse of game cards
- visual instructions for students
- teacher directions for prep & play
Comprehensive how-to for organizing and implementing the program.
- detailed explanations & visual aids
- suggestions for use, tips & tricks
- connection to research and best practice
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I can't tell you how much I appreciate the thoughtfulness of the whole program. You've really "hit the nail on the head" as they say, with differentiation, developmentally appropriate lessons, gradual release of responsibility, working on stamina and accountability. I LOVE it. I'm so grateful for all the hard work you have done. You are truly rockstars!
2nd Grade Teacher
This program is incredibly comprehensive and well thought out. I'm amazed at the level of detail and it's worth every penny. I'm excited to implement chunk spelling this year and feel so much more confident starting it with this amazing curriculum by my side.
1st Grade Teacher
Word Play Phonics & Chunk Spelling
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