Word Work

Developing a genuine curiosity in words


Morning Message

  • Messages provide opportunities for children to actively participate in the construction of print, letters, and sounds.

  • The messages should contain information that has personal relevance for the child (what might happen in the day/reflect on an important event from the previous day).

**Dive deeper into the Morning Message**


Spelling Rules

  • Sounding out words can only take you so far

  • We need to understand the exceptions and reasons behind the way they are written the way they are

**Dive deeper into the Spelling Rules**


Elkonin Boxes

Large Elkonin Boxes – 3 Phonemes      5 Phonemes  

Student Elkonin Boxes – 3 Phonemes    5 Phonemes

Phoneme – Grapheme Mapping 

Word Work Centres