The ‘one list fits all’ that I used to use gave me nightmares and honestly…my apologies to my past students who suffered through them.
Last year, I began using a word study program designed by Irma H. Trujillo and a team of collaborators from the Department of Education. You can read in detail about my experience with this program here. I didn’t feel I was being very successful, so I made tons of adaptations and changes to fit my needs and that of my students.
This year I was introduced to Palabras a su paso (which is a word study program published by Pearson). I am in the early stages of trying the program with my level (2 classrooms), the primary level (2 additional classrooms) and early childhood (2 classrooms as well). I believe it is too early to tell whether I find the program to be effective, but I am glad to have my team members on board.
|One of Palabras a su paso booklets|
Just as Words Their Way, Palabras a su paso program has the following components: teacher’s guide, the books that have each one of the sorts in ‘each one’ of the spelling stages, a big book of rhymes, and a library with books that match each one of the stages (etapas emergente, alfabética, y patrones only).
|A pick at the Teacher’s Guide|
So far I like how the program is sequenced and my students’ reaction to the word work. I will for sure keep you posted and let you know how we are all doing. And off course… I am curious to know you do spelling in your dual language classroom.
Spanish book photo thanks to Juan Pablo Lauriente.