• The Word Study That Sticks Companion: Classroom-Ready Tools for Teachers and Students, Grades K-6, Aug/2019

The Word Study That Sticks Companion: Classroom-Ready Tools for Teachers and Students, Grades K-6, Aug/2019

Author(s) Pamela Koutrakos
ISBN10 1544361629
ISBN13 9781544361628
Format Paperback
Pages 304
Year Publish 2019 August


First Pamela Koutrakos delivered a systematic approach to inquiry-based, student-centered, and joyful word study in her book Word Study That Sticks. Now, in The Word Study That Sticks Companion, Koutrakos offers tools and resources to help teachers put those structures, lessons, and routines into action.

Loaded with teacher-facing resources such as planning and assessment tools, and student-facing tools such as reproducible minicharts, choice checklists, and self-assessments, The Word Study That Sticks Companion includes

  1. Ready-to-go materials that greatly minimize the time teachers spend preparing, creating, and revamping word study lessons
  2. More than 100 student-friendly, reproducible minicharts for student notebooks that summarize the routines in each area of word study and support robust word learning
  3. Twenty brand-new word study lessons to extend the learning throughout the year and across content areas
  4. Ideas for word study notebooks and choice charts that give students ownership of daily practice
  5. Suggestions for replicating many routines and tools in a digital format
  6. Customizable cycle schedules, checklists, look-fors, planning guides, record-keeping forms, and other tools that help teachers crystalize priorities, organize instruction, and adapt for all learners

The routines and resources here can be used within any curriculum, as they transcend any one program, philosophy, or approach to word study. The Word Study That Sticks Companion enables consistent, authentic, and independent word study practice in K–6 classrooms. 

With these materials in hand, students can take charge of their learning, and teachers gain more time for differentiated instruction. Discover what’s possible when you ditch word study worksheets and workbooks once and for all! 

About the Author:

Pam Koutrakos is a former classroom teacher and currently provides professional learning in literacy as a member of the Gravity Goldberg, LLC team. She received a Masters in Education from William Paterson University, and also has expertise in psychology, special education, and early childhood education. Loved by students and revered by colleagues because of her positive outlook and empathy, Pam is honored to have her work reach a wider, national community of teachers through this book and her publications in various online education sites.