Spelling words for the following week will be listed in your
child's assignment notebook. Words will be given on Friday so
your child may begin the practice of the given words over the
weekend. The test will be given on the following
Thursday. Have your child prepare for the test by
doing the following:
- Tackle the word! Study it. Note the word
- Think. Is there a power pattern or phonics rule that
would help me spell it? If not, can I invent a trick to help
me read it and spell it?
- Spell it aloud. Cover it. Write or type
it. Check it.
- For more practice . . . Chant it. Write or type it over
and over. Take a word picture.
- Take a practice test and then
practice the words missed repeating the steps
A practice test should be given at
least three times prior to the test. This is where your help
will be needed. Practicing the words as listed above is
something your child should be able to do independently.
Please remember that all childrenn are different. Some
children may require more practice than others. Some children
may be able to study the entire list each practice period while
others may do better by studying three to five words at a
time. Get to know what works best for your child and be
consistent in the routine developed.
Tackling Long Words Part by Part
- Work methodically from beginning to end.
- Break between two consonants in the middle.
- Keep digraphs together.
- Break off endings.
before consonant le.
There will be NO more spelling tests for the remainder of the
year. We will continue to work on troublemaker words as a
class. Thanks for all your help and support!
Spelling City Practice