Category Archive: high frequency words

The Snap Word Train


Over the years, kindergarteners have shown me that the kinds of environmental tools that they will actually use are: ones which are at their level, ones which they have meaningful memories (or ownership)… Continue reading

Finding Purpose: The Key to Making High Frequency Words Stick


By paying close attention to the words kids are writing most in each genre, we can shift the motive of teaching and learning high frequency words from “have to” to “want to.”