Words Their Way – Resources

The online site for Words Their Way is up and running – much more effectively now! Check it out by going to the link on the right hand side of this blog, under the heading ‘Links’.

Once you have logged in using the Username and Password (emailed to you), go to the ‘Assessment’ tab. There you will be able to create your class and start to enter each student’s test results. (Don’t bother to mark the tests before entering, as you do this as you go along.)

The program will then analyse the results showing you exactly where each students strengths and needs are: whether that be digraphs, short vowel sounds, long vowel sounds, etc. It will also show you where each student lies on a spelling developmental continuum.

WTW Spell Dev Contin

If you look up ‘Words Their Way’ on Pinterest, or teacher blogs you will find plenty of resources to help.
WTW organisation

Here are some resources you might like to access:

A video showing Year 5 students at Plympton PS
http://englishatpps.edublogs.org/2013/04/09/words-their-way-in-room-2-2/

Words-Their-Way-weekly-program-2014
Words%20Their%20WaySelfAssessmtTool

Chinese New Year Resources

Google images of Chinese New Year
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=image+of+chinese+new+year&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjn8ufBwNvKAhVhGKYKHQ70C0wQsAQIGw&biw=1873&bih=962

http://www.asiaeducation.edu.au/curriculum/details/chinese-new-year

How to make dumplings

Narrative Prompts – Some suggestions

Here are some narrative prompts to help you choose something that would be useful for your students. Could teachers please get together to decide which prompt they will use:
– Receptions – will orally retell a well known story
– Year 1/2 – a fluffy green frog used as a prompt
– Year 3-6 – Trouble prompt (see below)
– Year 7 – Through the doors

Please decide with your group the exact wording to be used by the teacher when introducing the prompt. Explicit teaching is not required at this stage of baseline data collection. Confirm the prompt and wording with Nicola, Julie or Daniela prior to undertaking the task with students.

 

A special Summer Day

Gr4-5_Summer_Day
Cow Story
Cow Story

Strange Events prompt
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Past NAPLAN prompt:

The Box

Narrative prompt the box

Danger prompt

Trouble

Missing Parts
Missing Parts

Aliens

aliens

Touch down
Touch down
Fine details

Fine details

Reference:
https://www.qcaa.qld.edu.au/p-10/naplan/test-preparation/writing2/imaginative-writing

Staff Meetings and PD – Term, 2016

Week
1 Whole staff adminSwimming week, acquaintance night, overviews, student leaders induction, SRC reps Planning teams
2 AGM
3 Acquaintance Night & Nature Play showcase (re: Master Plan)
4 Whole staff admin Planning teams (L & L support)
5 PLC
6 Kids Matter update
7 Partnership meeting
8 Whole staff admin Planning teams (L & L support)
9 Parent Interviews
10 PLC
11 Celebrations

Testing Process for NPS Students 2015

Could staff please make sure that the following assessments have been collated and entered into our database.

Year Group

Early Intervention Program

Oral Language

Phonological Awareness

eg. SPAT, PAA

PAT-R

(Sept)

PAT-M

(Sept)

SA Spelling

Test A beginning of Year

Test B End of Year

Running Records

(DECD – End of Term 1 and 3)

Ongoing

NAPLAN

 

(May)

Writing EALD Language and Literacy Level – Sentence Structure
R Y Y Y Y
1 Y Y Y Y
2 Y Y Y Y Y Y
3 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y Y
4 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y
5 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y Y
6 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y
7 Teacher Judgement Y Y Y Teacher Judgement Y Y

 

Download a copy of SA Spelling Tests here:
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