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The Word Study That Sticks Companion
Classroom-Ready Tools for Teachers and Students, Grades K-6



August 2019 | 304 pages | Corwin

First Pamela Koutrakos delivered a systematic approach to inquiry-based, student-centered, and joyful word study in her book Word Study That Sticks. Now, in The Word Study That Sticks Companion, Koutrakos offers tools and resources to help teachers put those structures, lessons, and routines into action.

Loaded with teacher-facing resources such as planning and assessment tools, and student-facing tools such as reproducible minicharts, choice checklists, and self-assessments, The Word Study That Sticks Companion includes

  • Ready-to-go materials that greatly minimize the time teachers spend preparing, creating, and revamping word study lessons
  • More than 100 student-friendly, reproducible minicharts for student notebooks that summarize the routines in each area of word study and support robust word learning
  • Twenty brand-new word study lessons to extend the learning throughout the year and across content areas
    Ideas for word study notebooks and choice charts that give students ownership of daily practice 
  • Suggestions for replicating many routines and tools in a digital format
  • Customizable cycle schedules, checklists, look-fors, planning guides, record-keeping forms, and other tools that help teachers crystalize priorities, organize instruction, and adapt for all learners

The routines and resources here can be used within any curriculum, as they transcend any one program, philosophy, or approach to word study. The Word Study That Sticks Companion enables consistent, authentic, and independent word study practice in K–6 classrooms. 

With these materials in hand, students can take charge of their learning, and teachers gain more time for differentiated instruction. Discover what’s possible when you ditch word study worksheets and workbooks once and for all! 

 
Acknowledgments
 
Introduction
 
PART I: LAUNCHING CURIOUS, CREATIVE WORD STUDY
 
CHAPTER ONE: Building Vision for Word Learning
Teaching and Tools Make for a Purposeful Partnership  
Multifaceted Word Study  
Organizing Our Time: Creating a Cycle of Word Learning  
Minichart Essentials  
Getting Started: A Successful Launch for a Year of Word Learning  
Building Repertoire: Active and Engaged Word Learning All Year  
Checking In: Noticing Growth and Maintaining Progress  
How to Navigate This Book  
 
CHAPTER TWO: Visual Tour of a Word Study Notebook and Kindergarten Choice Chart
Word Study Notebooks  
Balanced Use of Technology: Thinking Through the When and Why of Digital Notebooks  
Kindergarten Choice Charts  
 
CHAPTER THREE: Resources to Lighten the Load
Creating Inviting Learning Spaces  
Setting Up Schedules That Encourage Independence  
What Words Will We Use? Matching Students to Words  
Using Assessment Information to Build Upon Class Strengths  
Using Assessment Information to Build Upon Small-Group Strengths  
Using Assessment Information to Build Upon Individual Strengths  
Student Action Plan  
Responsive Instruction and Feedback Support Success  
Fostering Independence  
Goal-Setting Templates (Primary)  
Goal-Setting Templates (Upper-Elementary and Middle Grades)  
Reflection Protocol Templates (Kindergarten)  
Reflection Protocol Template (Primary)  
Reflection Protocol Template (Upper-Elementary Grades)  
 
PART II: TOOLS TO FOSTER ENGAGEMENT AND INDEPENDENCE
 
CHAPTER FOUR: Meaning Routines
Why Is Meaning Work Important?  
How Does Meaning Work Fit a Range of Learners?  
When Do Learners Engage in Meaning Work?  
Primary-Grade Minicharts for Meaning Routines  
Upper-Elementary Grade Minicharts for Meaning Routines  
 
CHAPTER FIVE: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Routines
Why Is This Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Work Important?  
How Does Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Work Fit a Range of Learners?  
When Do Learners Engage in Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Work?  
Primary-Grade Minicharts for Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Routines  
Upper-Elementary Grade Minicharts for Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Routines  
 
CHAPTER SIX: Spelling Pattern Routines
Why Is Spelling Pattern Work Important?  
How Does Spelling Pattern Work Fit a Range of Learners?  
When Do Learners Engage in Spelling Pattern Work?  
Primary-Grade Minicharts for Spelling Pattern Routines  
Upper-Elementary Grade Minicharts for Spelling Pattern Routines  
 
CHAPTER SEVEN: Habit and Hybrid Routines
Why Are Habit and Hybrid Word Work Routines Important?  
How Do Habit and Hybrid Word Work Fit a Range of Learners?  
When Do Learners Engage in Habit and Hybrid Word Work?  
Primary-Grade Minicharts for Habit and Hybrid Routines  
Upper-Elementary Grade Minicharts for Habit and Hybrid Routines  
 
CHAPTER EIGHT: Check-In and Assessment Routines
Why Are Check-In and Assessment Routines Important?  
How Do Check-In and Assessment Routines Fit a Range of Learners?  
When Do Learners Engage in Check-In and Assessment Routines?  
Primary-Grade Minicharts for Check-In and Transfer Routines  
Upper-Elementary Grade Minicharts for Check-In and Transfer Routines  
 
PART III: EXTENDING WORD LEARNING
 
CHAPTER NINE: Connecting With Caregivers
We’re Better Together: Tools to Reinforce Home-School Partnership  
A Brief Word on Homework  
After-Hours Activities Letters  
Student-Caregiver-Teacher Communication Tools  
 
CHAPTER TEN: Bonus Lessons to Bolster Word Study Engagement and Success
Bonus Meaning Lessons  
Bonus Phonemic Awareness and Phonics Lessons  
Bonus Spelling Pattern Lessons  
Bonus Hybrid Lessons  
 
Conclusion: Teacher Talk: Tales From the Classroom
 
Appendix
Appendix A: Frequently Asked Questions—and Answer  
Appendix B: If/Then Chart for Matching Students to Patterns and Words  
Appendix C: Word Study Routines at a Glance  
Appendix D: Word Study Routines and Resources  
 
References
 
Index

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