Thursday, September 9, 2010
Word Study Challenge!
Today I issued the students a challenge. Not only did it test their knowledge about letters and words, but it also gave me a great deal of information about their background knowledge. The challenge today was to see how many three letter words they could spell with the given letters in the picture. One part of the discussion that we had was how the "A" was going to be in every word (which led to a great mini-lesson on vowels and their roles in words). The students were able to come up with a list of 31 words! I am extremely impressed! We also had to discuss how some words were tricky- gnat is not spelled nat. I really do love the conversations we have. There is so much learning that goes on! It really is magical!