– Mary, Reading/Literacy Teacher, Aurora, IL
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Word Warm-ups develops mastery and automaticity in decoding words using the powerful, research- based Read Naturally strategy. This individualized, mostly independent phonics program teaches words with common phonics and syllable patterns.
HOW IT WORKS
Students develop accuracy and automaticity in decoding through modeling (Read Along step), repeated practice (Practice step), and progress monitoring (Mark and Graph Cold- and Hot-Timing Scores steps). Students work on short audio-supported phonics exercises for as little as 10 minutes a day as a warm-up or up to 30 minutes a day as an intervention.
Word Warm-ups Steps:
- Look, Listen, and Respond
- Cold Timing
- Mark and Graph Cold-Timing Score
- Read Along
- Hot Timing
- Mark and Graph Hot-Timing Score
Reproducible exercises are grouped into sections, with each section focusing on a specific letter sound, phonics pattern, syllable pattern, prefix, suffix, or root.
Six sets of audio CDs provide audio support for the exercises (CD storage case included).
The teacher’s manual explains the program in detail and includes blackline masters for parent letters, graphs, assessment scoring worksheets, data recording sheets, the step poster, and award certificates.
The student assessments help you determine which Word Warm-ups level, section, and exercises will best fit each student’s decoding needs.
Printable Word Warm-ups 1 student assessment for program screening & placement
Printable Word Warm-ups 2 student assessment for program screening & placement
Printable Word Warm-ups 3 student assessment for program screening & placement
Use this box with tabbed dividers to sort and store student exercises. Includes a starter packet of pre-cut exercises for six students.
Post this 11-by-17-inch poster in the classroom to remind students of the Word Warm-ups steps.
Word Warm-ups 1: One Syllable Words
|Word Warm-ups 1 builds automaticity in learning to read phonetically decodable one-syllable words. Includes 77 audio-supported exercises grouped into ten sections.
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Word Warm-ups 2: Two-Syllable Words
|Word Warm-ups 2 builds automaticity in reading phonetically decodable patterns using compound words, words with two-syllable word patterns, and some three-syllable words with the most common prefixes and suffixes. Includes 58 audio-supported exercises grouped into six sections.|
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Word Warm-ups 3: Multisyllabic Words
|Word Warm-ups 3 builds automaticity in decoding multisyllabic words with common prefixes and suffixes, open- and closed-syllable patterns, the schwa (ә) sound, and Latin and Greek roots. Includes 77 audio-supported exercises grouped into eight sections.|
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