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 Thursday students will be assigned a unit from their spelling textbook in which they will practice using the spelling pattern of the week. We will head the assignment paper together and go over the skills througout the unit. Students will have one week to complete their assignment. Textbook work and definitions (extra credit) will be due the following Friday. Spelling tests will be on most Fridays.
Extra Credit Opportunity
Students may write the definition of each basic word (20 words = 20 definitions/part of speech) for extra credit. Students who choose to complete the extra credit assignment, must have it turned in prior to taking the test on Friday.
Attached below are the spelling words for units 1-10: