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1st spelling word of the year


Need I say more?


Spelling roadmap

I just uploaded the spelling focus roadmap for each week of every unit in the Scott Foresman Reading Street reading program. You can find it on the Unit Roadmap page-along with the english concept roadmap and the reading comprehension strategy roadmap. Hope you find something you can use to make life easier! 🙂

I’m practicing with the jing capture screen thing so bear with me. This is what the spelling roadmap looks like! 🙂

Spelling Words are Completed!!!

I have finished and uploaded ALL of the spelling word cards for each week for each unit for the entire year!!!!!!!!!!!!! Whew! 🙂

If you see any mistakes please let me know and I will correct them. I consider myself to be a great speller, but the words started swimming in front of my eyes after awhile!! 🙂

Spelling Instruction

I ran across this document on the internet that is an excerpt of an article about spelling instruction in language arts classrooms. It has some good lists of words (commonly misspelled words for 1-8)-root words list, etc. It also has some good ideas for spelling instruction and how to make it more individualized. It mentioned the research on how weekly memorized lists do not make a child a better spelling.

I am going to have my 6th graders keep a word study/spelling notebook next year and will use some of the ideas from this article.