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For word study instruction, I teach a mini-lesson each Monday to introduce students to the new pattern or skill they will be studying. The lesson lasts for 25-30 minutes with teacher-modeling and time for active engagement.
We then have word study center time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Center time lasts for 25 minutes each day. During this time, I divide my 20 students into 5 groups of 4. They rotate through three different centers during the 3 days of center time each week. We usually study a pattern for 2 weeks at a time, so my teaching partner and I create 6 centers for each pattern. This allows each group to rotate through all of the centers in the two-week time period since we do centers three times each week.
On Friday, students are assessed on the pattern words.
I hope this makes sense! If not, there is more information on my class website.
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