This week we started our Word Study Program.
Every week students will be given a list of up to twelve words to study at home. Some of the words will be based on a particular spelling pattern being discussed in class and the remaining words will be high frequency words that are individually selected for each child.
The students will be given time in class daily to work on practicing their works through a variety of tasks. Practicing their words at home should be part of their nightly homework routine as well.
Every Friday the students will be tested on their words. Some new words (that follow the same spelling patterns) may be included in their test. The purpose of this is to assess whether or not the students can apply the pattern, rather than simply memorize their word lists.
Review this outline for a basic idea of what the program will entail.