One of the things I really love about PWIM is how the basic phonics needs are met in context. It drives me crazy when students have no visual connections to words and are just memorizing lists. I was working in a classroom last week, and this was the teacher’s latest photo study. It is so obvious to me that she uses PWIM for far more than the word recognition on the photo. She underlines, adds sticky notes, bolds words as well as adding descriptors of other word properties above the photos.
Thank you MJ for sharing your work and letting me take photos in your beautiful grade one classroom.