Students will learn the major principles and patterns of English spelling, learn reliable spelling strategies that they can apply to both familiar and unfamiliar words, master words that are most commonly misspelled, and become aware of the rich network of spelling-meaning relationships that can extend their vocabulary.
Every Monday students will be assigned three pages from their spelling textbook in which they will practice using the spelling pattern of the week. They will also write the definition of each basic word (20 basic words = 20 definitions). Students will have one week to complete their assignments. Textbook work and definitions will be due the Friday of the week they were assigned. Spelling tests will be on most Fridays.
Monday, September 11: Students will be assigned pages 12-14 in the spelling textbook, which focus on short vowels. Students will also write the definition of each of their basic words. These assignments will be DUE: Friday, September 15.
Attached below are the spelling words for weeks 1-10: