Word Study

  • Language and Word Study

    Language and Word Study is a time for students todevelop and expand their knowledge and skills of language.

    • The teacher conducts mini-lessons that helpstudents learn about the meaning and structure of words that readers use every day.  Students engage in a variety of work to expand their skills.

     

    Purpose:

    • Develop readers’ vocabulary
    • Develop fluency (their rate and accuracy) as they are able to recognize and understand more words. This will lead to increased comprehension of text
    • Develop strategies to break down unknown words into parts so that they can figure out the word
    • Deliver instruction through minilessons, interactive edits, interactive vocabulary, readers’ theatre, choral reading, poetry
    • Assess and strengthen individual reading and writing