Words Their Way is a program designed to help students learn word patterns and exceptions to the rules. The students are put into groups based on results from a pre assessment. Each student is placed in a group according to his/her instructional needs.
The instruction for the patterns will be on Tuesdays. Your child may have a different fifth grade teacher for this short time on Tuesdays. Students will practice the word sorts for five school days before the next pattern is introduced. This work is all done in class.
The test will come at the end of a unit for several patterns. The goal is for students to learn patterns in order to apply them to their writing and decoding for reading.