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aisd2 09-10-2012 12:28 PM

Words their way--what to do with old sorts?
Hi, I'm just starting WTW. Wondering what you all do with the words once the kids are done for the week with them. Mine will keep them in a baggie until the end of the week/cycle, but then what? Do you send them home or do they keep them to use again in the year? Seems like a lot of baggies in the year get used!

4bbarky 09-22-2012 06:16 PM

Old WTW words
My students use just one baggie all year. (In theory, at least!) When they get new words on Monday, they dump the old words in a cool whip container in their group. When everyone has emptied their words, then one person takes the cool whip bucket to the recycle bin in the word. This way there isn't a traffic jam at the bin.

thing1thing2 09-22-2012 06:22 PM

Word study Journal
We use Word Journeys. Each child has a word study notebook that they write down their daily sorts in. Once they're finished with a group of words, they glue them all on one page in their notebook. They can refer to the word or pattern anytime and it makes for a great end of the semester/year keepsake.

amy78735 09-24-2012 04:20 PM

Thank you so much for the advice!

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