I'm soooo close to posting the first word-study unit! I've got a couple of people proofing it, and then it'll be up. In the meantime, I wanted to share about assessment in the word study workshop.
As I mentioned in my last post, the word pattern cycles last 10 days. After the mini-lesson, the students engage in practice activities. But what does the teacher do? A LOT! That work time is your "game time!" This is the time that I am extremely intentional about pushing my spellers to the next level through small group, partner, and individual conferring.
Below, is the conferring sheet I used to push my spellers along. My goal is to meet with each speller (individually) at least once during their 10-day word cycle. I meet with them a lot more throughout the week via small groups.
An example of a tracking sheet filled out for one spelling club.
This is what I mentioned above when referring to the alternate pattern words. For each spelling pattern, I've provided a list of words that follow the pattern. I use these words for quizzes and examples when I work with a small group.
So, that's how I assess my spellers in a nutshell! My goal is to always have a pulse on their progress.
Thanks for reading along!