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Literacy Tip of the Week: Week of September 30th

posted Sep 30, 2018, 5:38 PM by Courtney Richardson
Weave word study instruction throughout your guided reading lesson. This helps your students develop efficient word solving strategies to construct meaning. 

A short but critical component of the Next Steps Guided Reading framework is word study where students learn about letters, sounds and words. 
- Many districts recommend phonics be taught to the whole-class, but not all children are ready to learn the same thing.
- By including word study in your guided reading lesson, you can provide developmentally-appropriate phonics instruction based on your students’ needs. 
- Additionally, teaching the word study during guided reading gives students opportunity to transfer the phonics skills they have learned into authentic reading and writing.