I think Word Work is ONE thing we ALL teach ALL the time. I feel like this is the easiest, most prepared of all the D5 to teach. I know some K teachers do not teach this as a section of D5, but completely separate. I think it must be taught and practiced separately (as you are building stamina) at least.
Although I use a ton of methods, I am too visual to type a bunch of stuff. I will post the pictures I can show you with here.
.Word Work allows time for:
1. Examples of experimenting with words for learning and practicing a spelling pattern
I store all my files by letter, pattern (word family), and phonics lessons.
I use them on weekly basis Monday- Friday.
Where will students work?
I will assign them to a seat or table for word work, but they can practice at their seat for seat work to build stamina. I also plan to use locations for work with pocket chart work or such activities.
I also work hard to modify everything based on what they “get” and “don’t get.” I also create new games based on each groups likes, needs, and learning ways. Sometimes it is more games other times it is more writing- it is just for them.