During Word Work, a teacher will guide his/her student through multi-sensory activities for manipulating, saying, and writing words and individual sounds in words.
How do these lessons compare to traditional word study?
The TRI Word Work strategies:
- integrate multiple early reading skills in each strategy, rather than breaking skills into isolated lessons
- incorporate early sound-symbol and phonemic awareness instruction, always within the context of words
- employ multi-sensory student actions with an emphasis on letter sounds rather than letter names, which more efficiently supports decoding development
- support the teacher's continual feedback, responding to each student's responses to fine-tune the instructional match