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.
If you look up ‘Words Their Way’ on Pinterest, or teacher blogs you will find plenty of resources to help.
Here are some resources you might like to access:
A video showing Year 5 students at Plympton PS