This year, we are using the spelling words that correlate with the stories in the MacMillan Florida Treasures reading series. You can find this week's spelling words here.
Every Monday a new spelling unit will be introduced in class Each spelling unit consists of 20 words. Each unit presents a spelling pattern as well as themed vocabulary words. These words are practiced in class, but students are expected to practice them at home as well.
You can find some fun ways to practice spelling words on this page. You can also learn some techniques for studying spelling words using "Spelling Styles."
Students can practice their spelling words online at SpellingCity.
I give a Spelling Pre-test on Monday. Students who score a 100% on the Pre-test will receive a 100% for their spelling grade for the week.
Because I believe that learning should never stop, those students who score a 100% on the pre-test will be given an alternate list of "challenge" words. Each student will choose 20 words from the challenge list to use as their spelling words for the week. They will work with a partner to test each other on Friday. This test is for enrichment only, and will not count as a Spelling grade. Grades will come from grade-level material only.