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May 12, 2013
cow, town, mouse, how, out, mouth - nothing, early
May 6, 2013
born, corn, core, more, roar, soar - learn, sure
April 28, 2013
her, bird, fur, fern, dirt, work - - climb, through
April 14, 2013
cart, barn, arm, art, yarn, harm - - four, none
April 7, 2013
key, bumpy, puppy, funny, penny, sandy - - wash, would
March 30, 2012
find, night, by, kind, right, pie - - caught, listen
March 24, 2013
Review this week: over, more, because, again, could, from, many, people
March 17, 2013
low, boat, no, row, oat, toe - - over, more
March 10, 2013
me, feed, seat, we, keep, beak - - other, because
March 3, 2013
mail, chain, play, rain, way, day - - our, carry
February 17, 2013
book, look, cook, took, hood, wood - - buy, done
February 10, 2013
Due to the storm, last week's test will be on Monday. Here are the new words for this week:
hope, nose, note, rope, cute, cube - - ago, people
February 3, 2013
rice, nice, page, age, wedge, ledge - - from, once
January 27, 2013
like, spike, ride, hide, bike, mine - - water, should
January 21, 2013
make, take, came, game, gate, late - - some, today
January 13, 2013
whip, whale, catch, match, chin, graph - - many, around
Fun Ways to Practice Your Spelling Words
Type Them- Type all of your spelling words on the computer.
Fancy Letters- Use old magazines, catalogs, or newspapers to cut out letters and glue them down to spell your words.
Spelling Baseball- Draw four bases on a piece of paper or set up four chairs to be the bases. Pitcher selects a word. If batter can spell it correctly, he moves forward one base. If batter cannot spell word, he remains where he is. Child receives point every time he passes home base.
Spelling Bingo- Each player folds a piece of paper 4 times so you have 16 boxes. Each person makes his own game board and chooses 16 words from the current list and past lists (or use the same words more than once). Write one word in each box. The caller says a spelling word. If a player has the word on his bingo card, he traces over it with a pen or colored pencil. If the player does not have the word, he turns his paper over and writes it on the back.
Snowman or Scarecrow (Hangman)- Snowman is a fun version of Hangman. On a wipe-off board or chalkboard, draw a snowman with hat and three buttons. Play like hangman (don't forget to draw the lines to show how many letters the chosen word has), but erase a part of the snowman for each guess. The object is to guess the word before the snowman melts.
Water Wash- (Warm day required!) Use a paintbrush and water to write your words on the sidewalk! Or draw with chalk.
Trace Around- Print one of your spelling words neatly. Take a colored pen and draw an outline around the word, closely following the shapes of the letters. Close your eyes and remember the shape. Now try to write the word.
ABC Order- Write your words in alphabetical order. Then write them in reverse alphabetical order.
Riddle Me- Write a riddle for each word.
Connect the Dots- Make a square of 4 rows of dots with 4 dots in each row. Before taking a turn, the player must spell a spelling word. If the word is correct, he connects two dots. When a player forms a square, he can write his initials in the box. Player with most squares at the end wins.
Story,Story- Write a story using ALL of your spelling words.
Sentence Please- Write a sentence for each spelling word.
Colorful Words- Use two different color pens to write your spelling words. Use one color to write the consonants and the other for the vowels. Do this one more time. Close your eyes and picture the word in your mind. Now try and write the word with just one color.
Word Search- Make a word search puzzle.
Memory Game- Make pairs of word cards. Flip them over and try to match the pairs!
Finger Tracing- Use your finger to spell out each of your words one letter at a time on your Mom or Dad’s back. Then it’s YOUR turn to feel and spell.
Practice Test- Take a practice test (this is especially good on Thursday night before the REAL test).
Scrabble- Use Scrabble tiles to spell your words.
Sing Them Loud, Sing Them Soft- Have your Mom or Dad sing the letters of a spelling word to you in a loud voice. You echo the spelling and then sing it again softly. Now BOTH of you sing the word in the voice you choose!
Stair Steps- Write words as if they are stairs, adding one letter each time. (If you are using lined paper, begin up against the left margin line. If you are using graph paper, begin on the left.)
Rainbow Words- Write a spelling word with your pencil. Now trace around the outside with a crayon, hugging the same but not touching the letters. Pick two other crayons to continue tracing outward!
January 6, 2013
and, the, of, a, to - - Challenge Words: let, how
The developmental aspects of learning to spell must include word study. Word study comes about through reading fluency, writing fluency, correct pronunciation of words, vocabulary development, and spelling accuracy. This instruction lays the ground work for reading and writing at later grade levels.
Your children will be responsible for learning the Level One Core Words in the Sitton Spelling Program. These words are the high frequency words that appear in writing and are expected to be spelled correctly in all of their everyday writing. Your children will be exposed to the First Grade “Dolch” Sight Vocabulary Words when they are chosen each week as “Challenge Words”. Soon, they will be working on the Second Grade Dolch Sight Vocabulary Words. These words are more difficult because they usually cannot be sounded out. We call these surprise words because you “just have to know how to spell them”. Each time we have an assessment of these words, they are put up on our Word Wall for future exposure and reference.
Please work with your children each week on their spelling words. Repeated exposure to these words is essential for spelling success.