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Working with Words

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Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

Word Wall Review Ideas


Word Wall Cheers:

A
S

Cowboy
Basketball
Karate
Songs

Rotation Sparkle:

Flashlight Review:

Be a Mind Reader:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.

_______
_______
_______
_______
_______

Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

Be a Mind Reader Example


It is on the word wall.
It has five letters in it.
It is a homophone.
The contraction theyre sounds just
like it.
It completes this sentence:

_____ animals are always trying to escape!

Build New Words


Prex

Prefix
mis (wrong, badly)
pre (before, earlier)
re (back, again)
un (not, opposite)

Root
Word

New
Word

Suffix
er/est (more/most)
en (to make)
less (without)
ful (full of/having)
er/or (person or thing that )
tion/sion (nouns from verbs)
ance/ence (nouns from verbs)
ment (nouns from verbs)
ness (nouns)

Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

Word Relationships
act

cart

dear

art

care

clear

dart

dare

smear

Act Word Sort/Transfer


art
dart
cart
[part]
[smart]
[outsmart]

care
dare
[fare]
[mare]
[share]
[square]

dear
clear
smear
[appear]
[reappear]
[reappeared]

Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

Its Your Turn!

rock

Rock Word Sort/Transfer

Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

Making Words
Make
Sort
Transfer

Rounding Up the Rhymes


Book:

Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

b
h
n
v
sh
ph
bl
fl
pr
sm
str

Onset Deck
c d f
j k l
p r s
w y z
ch wh th
wr kn qu
br cl cr
fr gl gr
sc scr sk
sn sp spr
sw tr

g
m
t

dr
pl
sl
st

Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

Short Vowel
Patterns
[a] ack ad am ap
ash at an and
[e] ed et est ell
en
[i] ick id ip ill
it it
[o] op ot ock ob
[u] uck ug ump unk
ut unch
Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

feed

bead

deed
greed
speed
reed
agreed
succeed

dead
gread
spead
read
agread
succead

*stole
Cunningham et al (1998)

snail

whale

Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.

Research-Based Citations

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Blocks: A Multimethod, Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC:
Carson-Dellosa Publishing.
Fisher, D., Frey, N. (2007). Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment
Techniques for Your Classroom. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development.
Kagan, S., Kagan, M. (2009). Kagan Cooperative Learning. San Clemente, CA: Kagan
Publishing.
Hollas, B. (2005). Differentiating Instruction in a Whole-Group Setting.
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Jensen, E. (2006). Enriching the Brain: How to Maximize Every Learners Potential.
San Francisco, CA: John Wiley & Sons.
Jensen, E. (2003). Tools for Engagement: Managing Emotional States for Learner
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Jensen, E. (1997). Brain Compatible Strategies. San Diego, CA: The Brain Store.
Marzano, R.J. (2007). The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive
Framework for Effective Instruction. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision
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Marzano, R. (2006). Classroom and Assessment and Grading that Work. ASCD.
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Tomlinson, C. (1999). The Differentiated Classroom, Responding to the Needs of
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Cunningham, P.M., Hall, D.M., Sigmon, C.M. (1999). The Teachers Guide to the Four Blocks: A Multimethod,
Multilevel Framework for Grades 1-3. Greensboro, NC: Carson-Dellosa Publishing.