In May 2017 we announced that SWR Lesson Plans are in the works. Here’s a video with an update on this project.
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Ah, summer sun, popsicles, time at the pool, and school books set aside for the summer. It’s that time again when teachers are preparing to wrap up their lessons in anticipation of the much-needed summer break. How does an SWR teacher know she’s covered enough material? What kind of assessments can she use to measure the student’s progress for the year? Let’s look at ...Continue Reading →
Today I’ll continue sharing the last five errors I made as a newbie SWR teacher. You can read Part One here.
6. I didn’t have the kids “say it while you write it.”
The “sight word” approach to teaching reading involves showing the child a card, saying the word, and expecting the child to visually memorize that word by seeing it repeatedly. Part of the ...Continue Reading →
Do you have plans to teach over the summer? Will you continue with your lessons or take a break? If you want to continue with lessons, how can you vary them for the summer? These questions as they pertain to the language arts are addressed in our recent video series “Teaching Over the Summer,” now available on YouTube. I’d love to hear about ...Continue Reading →
The beginning of a new calendar year is typically when we’re assessing how it’s been going and what we can do to improve. The first of any new school year also finds teachers planning their lessons. Following are TEN TIPS for putting together your SWR the lessons.
Tip #1: Review Phonograms DAILY.
See SWR p. 40 for the TWO ways you want to practice phonograms ...
You’re teaching a new spelling word, using full spelling dictation. You present the new word, but now you need to provide context for that word so the student knows what it means. He needs help differentiating between this word and another one that sounds like it (e.g. meat vs. meet) or simply understanding context for a new vocabulary word.
Following are ...Continue Reading →
We’re working around the clock to get the Worksheets Book N-Z ready to ship before January 31. If you’ve preordered this product, you’ll get an email once yours is on the way. If you haven’t preordered yours yet, you might want to do so before the new pricing gets loaded on the web site on January 18.
It’s been a whirlwind of activity around here, and we are now shipping orders for the Wise Guide Enrichment Activities Book A-M. You can lock in the preorder price of $60 for both Books A-M and N-Z if you order before the end of December. We’ll get Book A-M out to you lickety-split, and Book N-Z will follow by ...Continue Reading →
We’re so pleased to announce that we have a new supplemental product available to use with Spell to Write and Read. We’ve developed Enrichment Activity Worksheets that coordinate with The Wise Guide to help busy teachers be more effective in lesson planning. Their students now have the opportunity to work with and experience the spelling words in ...Continue Reading →