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    Most weeks, we will have a spelling pretest on Mondays. This test will determine which group students are in. The "red list" is the basic list students were pretested on, while the "green list" has more complex words that contain the same spelling patterns as the red list. 
     
    Mrs. Tiffany's class must practice spelling words using paper and pencil or on the computer. Students take their spelling and vocabulary tests on Spelling City every Friday morning. You can log in and access your child's records anytime. You will also see spelling and vocabulary grades on Aeries.
     
    Here is the spelling menu we are using:  
     
     
     
                                                                      Spelling Menu

    #1 Word Sort

     

    Sort your words by spelling pattern and/or spelling sounds.

     

     

    #2 Games

     

    Play memory or another game with your spelling words.

     

    #3 Practice

     

    Practice your words using the say, look, cover, and spell process. If you make an error, repeat until you can spell it without looking.

     

    #4 Exercise Words

     

    Spell your words while you do jumping jacks, push-ups, crunches, etc.

    #5 Spelling Bee

     

    Have someone call out your words. Say the word, spell it correctly, and then say the word again.

     

     

     

     

    #6 Rhyme Time

     

    Write each spelling word. Then, write a rhyming word with the same spelling pattern. Use a made-up word if there is no real word that rhymes.

     

    #7 Change Meaning

     

    Write each spelling word. Then, add a prefix or suffix to each word. Finally, write how the meaning of the word changes with the prefix or suffix.

     

    #8 Super Syllables

     

    Write each word and divide it into syllables. Use a dictionary to help you if you need it.

    #9 New Word Hunt

     

    Create a list of additional words that have the same spelling feature or phonics rule we are studying.

     

    #10Computer Fun

     

    Type your spelling words in a list. Use any font or size. Print it out or share the Google Doc with to your teacher.

     

    #11 Silly Sentences


    Choose 10 words and create a silly sentence for each one. You may write or type them.

    #12Word Scramble

     

    Have someone scramble the letters of your spelling words. Then, unscramble them. (Ex: atc = cat)

    #13 Flashcards

     

    Quiz yourself or have someone quiz you after making flashcards for your words. You can also make up sentences by combining 2-3 flashcards into a sentence.

     

    #14 Tricky Words

     

    Write the 3 trickiest spelling words and explain why they might be tricky and any tips for remembering them.

    #15 Two-Colored Words

     

    Write the consonants for each word in one color, and write the vowels in another color.

    #16 Free Choice

     

    Think of your own activity to practice your spelling words. Attach your work or have your parent initial in the spelling box on your HW cover sheet if the activity was done without paper.

     

     

     

    Here is the link for Spelling City:

     

    User Name: first initial last name 28

    Password: 4-digit lunch number twice

     
    Example:
    ntiffany28
    69466946

    Happy spelling!