The WordBuilder Intervention app
This three minute video overviews the WordBuilder Intervention app.
The WordBuilder Intervention app a free application, is a research-based instructional tool to help adolescent struggling readers break down, build, and spell multisyllabic words. The app is designed for teacher-led, direct instruction delivered in small groups or one-on-one with struggling readers.
Remote Learning with WordBuilder
Reading Coach Lindsay Young demonstrates how to use the app WordBuilder Intervention in a remote learning environment by leveraging various technologies and engagement features of Zoom, Google Platforms, and Quizlet.
- Learn how WordBuilder Intervention can support multisyllabic word reading.
- Learn how to use WordBuilder Intervention in small group instruction.
- Learn various technological tips and tools to support Remote Instruction.
Preview WordBuilder Demonstration Videos
CALI Reads Lesson 1
CALI Reads Lesson 2
CALI Reads Lesson 3
CALI Reads Lesson 4B
CALI Reads Lesson 4C
CALI Reads Lesson 5
CALI Reads Lesson 6.1
CALI Reads Lesson 6.2
CALI Reads Day Two Lesson Games
Rational for using WordBuilder
WordBuilder Word Part Cards
These printable word part cards contain the prefixes, suffixes, and vowel patterns that align with the WordBuilder Scope and Sequence. For each unit, the target prefixes and suffixes are included in the cards. For the vowels and vowel combinations they are sometimes listed in isolation, but more often rime patterns are used, roots that contain the target vowel sound(s), and high frequency non-word syllables that contain the target patterns.
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Relevant Common Core Anchor Standard
- Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
- Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context.
- Read and comprehend complex literacy and informational texts independently and proficiently.