What Is Word Study?


Word Study is an important part of first grade.  During Word Study direct instruction in phonics, spelling, and handwriting occurs. Several times each week we do an activity with letter tiles called “Making Words”.  During this activity the children are taught and are able to practice working with letter sounds and spelling patterns.  Some other activities that occur during Word Study include: singing phonics songs, rainbow writing, memory match, and word sorts.  All of these activities are research-based, best practices with a long track record of success meeting the needs of all types of learners.