For spelling we are doing the Words Their Way spelling program. Each student is tested and then assigned a list of about 20 words. The words are to be studied for two weeks and then they are assessed on 10 of the 20 chosen at random. The words are chosen due to phonics skill deficits seen on their initial assessment. Students will have a spelling journal to travel back and forth from school and home. Please keep this in their backpacks at all times. There are certain activities to complete in the notebooks that will be due at the end of the two weeks for a total of 24 points. It is up to your family when to do the activities but it will always be due on the Friday of the second week when the test is. I will post those dates for you as well. The students are also given time in class for morning work and stations to work on their activities. Spelling Assessments: Remember to study all words but they will only be assessed on 10.
Spelling Due Dates Coming Soon Students are taught grammar weekly. Parts of speech, tenses, contractions, subjects and predicates, types of sentences, commas, and editing tasks are learned.