Updated September 2015
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Fayme E. , Other
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Westby High School
Westby, WI
Word Lovers Unite: Supports Curiosity & Learning

On the surface, this is a useful site with lots of optional app add-ons. The extensive options make it very versatile and able to be used in a number of different ways in many different types of classrooms. However, the sheer volume of possibility might also be overwhelming to a student or teacher. It would be a teacher's job to figure out how to use the site effectively, choose some strategies to model with students, and create a focused approach or context within which to use the information on the site. Some teachers might not have time or see the value of doing that because there are many other sites and apps that make word work planning a lot easier. If students are shown the site, however, there are many of them who are likely to use it as a support or simply to satisfy their curiosity of words. I cannot see this type of site being very effective with struggling readers or spellers but I can see it's use with ELL students as I've said. As a teacher, it's great to have such an extensive tool at my fingertips.

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