A Year of Core Words
Core words are those top 400 words that make up most of what we say in any given communication exchange. Many of you have Core Word Boards and Posters and have great intention on modeling them all year long. One easy way to get to the end of the year and know what words students know is by systematically teaching a word a week or a set of contrasting words every two weeks. Let’s look at how to structure core instruction so each member of the team is modeling, using and reinforcing the same core words for optimal results.
Define core words and why is there a big focus on these words
Identify several ways to implement a “Year of Core Words” in the classroom
Consider ways to get teachers, SLPs, PT/OTs and parents to work together on this common goal