The word work lesson supports students to search for and use chunks in words to decode multisyllabic words. The lesson begins with students discussing strategies they use to figure out words. Students then examine several words from the text to look for parts of words they recognize to help decode multi-syllabic words. All the words used were known to students.
Returning to the Book: Word Work—Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
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