My school has adopted the balanced literacy approach in recent years. I am very much in favor of it but have struggled with the word study portion. It felt incomplete and haphazzard. Your post has given me some wonderful ideas of concrete ways to differentiate, keep track of progress and make it interesting and fun. My only concern is the time it takes to create these resources! One lesson at a time I suppose.
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