Cook’s FREE Morphology For Spelling Families & Matrices

Word Family Ladders -am familyWord Families
Word families are groups of words that have a common SPELLING pattern or groups of letters with the same sound. **Should only be used for spelling!! Ask me why: tcookuab@gmail.com or think about the word noun. For example, the “ain” word family includes brain, chain, gain, pain, rain, and so on. The following list of common word families come from Wylie and Durrell, 1970.

https://quizlet.com/join/5d7s6t7Zv

https://app.writereader.com/library/book/303fea3d-e194-4706-abfd-f3b40845f9af
cam clam dam dram exam gram ham jam lam ma’am Pam ram Sam scam slam spam swam tam tram wham yam
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Other Resources:

Tricia Cook: Independent Tutor & Consultant in Birmingham AreaAugust 1, 2018Tricia Cook: Independent Tutor & Consultant in Birmingham Area’s albums

https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/15jFgZrHoPAVD1u7mzJHtBkmCNC9FPhTl1FofEn6C8hY/edit?usp=sharing

http://www.neilramsden.co.uk/spelling/searcher/index.html

https://play.google.com/books/reader?printsec=frontcover&output=reader&id=rVn7JwAAAEAJ&pg=GBS.PA0

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary

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My interest is in helping parents and teachers to understand learning and behavioral challenges and to love learning again. I graduated from Auburn in ECE in 1998. I have been a Montessori teacher here in Birmingham for almost 12 years and have lived in Birmingham for the past 19 years. As an early childhood teacher, I want continue to grow and develop as a constant learner. In 2012, I graduated from Secondary Education with a P-12 Reading Specialist certification the University of Alabama. As a Reading Specialist, I train on diversity and literacy development; I have a specialized knowledge of assessment and diagnosis that is vital for developing, implementing, and evaluating your literacy and neurodiversity behavioral, character development programing. Also, I have varying experiences designing instruction and environments for Montessori and Non-Montessori (OSR-Pre-K) environments. Therefore, I can consult for any environment or setting! In 2013, I attained my highly qualified status in ECE and Reading. In 2013, I also got my Orton-Gillingham AA tutor certification. I currently tutor full-time along with consulting. I have actually been tutoring since 2003. Along with other independent tutoring/interventionist experiences, I have brought dozens of students from an emergent to an advanced reading level! In addition to tutoring, I have provided the reading strengths and needs of my students and share that information to classroom teachers, parents, specialized teachers, and other stakeholders.  Lastly, I have also been a trainer/presenter, since 2008 and really enjoy this aspect of my career. As an experienced trainer, I have trained on many topics including: literacy (the five components), classroom management, positive discipline, diversity character development, Montessori Philosophy, policies and procedures, child development, and Alabama's Pre-k. Take note: Schools and families are desperately looking for an alternative type of affordable multi-sensory, hands-on, and interesting instruction. Currently, I am training and interested in writing on the following topics: A Comparison of Pre-K to Kindergarten; Adolescent Literacy (7th+); Assessment; Developing Readers; Children’s Literature; Classroom Management Techniques; Comprehension; Montessori Philosophy; Environmental Print & Early Writing; Family Attachment; Language and Literacy; Outdoor Classroom; Poetry Writing (7th+); Positive Guidance; Fine-motor Development; Cursive Writing; Creative Writing; Comprehension: Study Skills/Test Taking Strategies; Morphology; Phonics Instruction; Diversity Education; Neurodiversity Education; HandWriting; Reading Strategies; Best Practices P-12. Thank you, Tricia Cook, M. Ed.

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