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Word Study Program: Record Keeping

By Beth Newingham on March 20, 2013
  • Grades: 3–5

In addition to Word Study Program strategy groups, we keep careful track of students’ scores on the “new pattern words” section of the weekly test.

As you can see in this chart, we highlight students who spell fewer than 70% of the pattern words correctly. This allows us to quickly create strategy groups of students who struggle with common patterns and prevents us from allowing students to just "move on" when they are obviously not secure with patterns taught in a specific unit.

This sheet is great to use for writing detailed report card comments and for sharing with parents at parent-teacher conferences.

Comments (2)

Your video was very helpful for me and keep doing your excellent job. If you have any more suggestions please sent it to me. I will share your video with my colleges. We are in the process to do words their ways for next year but no one have any ideas of how to begin. You really helped me with your video. A big thank you.

Marie T. Lacho

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