Wonder Words is a
wonderful resource! It is easy to implement and effective from the start.
Students are engaged through a range of activities and can not only learn to
read the word, but are given opportunities to learn to spell the word. The
introduction of words fits in beautifully with decoable readers, which means
that the students can then transfer their knowledge of these words, as well as
their knowledge of phonics into suddenly reading books.
also love the worksheets as this gives the children opportunity to learn to
spell the word and not just read it.
Children who were
the most vulnerable, in regards to their reading, have had a huge amount of
success. One student who who was on a PM Benchmark 4 (and was on this for a
year) has gone onto a Level 10 in less than 10 weeks! This program gave him
such confidence! If this program works for the most vulnerable, then surely it
will work for the high flyers as well!
success and this success then catapaults them onto wanting to achieve more!
Suddenly children who were reluctant readers are beginning to want to read all
the time! It is also such an easy link between home and school. Parents have
truly been grateful for this program and they also have noticed the difference
in their children's confidence.
Suzie Coster, Teacher – Year 1, NSW