Happy Wednesday! I am so excited to share a WOW moment from this past week. Hopefully you had some WOW moments (professionally or personally) that you can link up as well!
I actually cannot claim this to be my WOW moment, but when my teammate, Karen, shared it with me...I was mad that we had not thought of it years ago. Something so simple....how did we not think of it before.
It starts with nonsense words. Our firsties have been working on becoming fluent with reading nonsense words and from DAY 1 we have explained that these little words are inside big words. So our students do understand the importance and have seen those nonsense words in some bigger words.
So last week Karen came to school with these:
They open up into the real words. We want to show them that if they can just say the nonsense word, then they will be able to easily figure out the rest of the "bigger" word.
Our hope is that when they see these "bigger" words in text, they will know what to do and feel confident in the strategies that they have and know how to use.
Thanks Karen for this WOW moment! I would NOT be the teacher that I am today if it was not for you!