Below you will find the new names of our five spelling groups (students chose their group names today and should have this name written on the homework sheet that went home this afternoon). Listed underneath each group, you will find a link for the spelling list (in case words didn’t make it home) as well as the “key.” Each week, this key will provide the words sorted into their correct categories, the patterns students should be noticing, and other important information to support the students as they practice their sorts. I hope this will be a helpful guide towards success in spelling! The most important aspect of Words Their Way is the understanding of patterns occurring in words. Students will begin to discover how patterns affect pronunciation, and will support them as they attempt words in writing that are outside of their weekly lists (but show those same patterns!).
Of course, if there ever seems to be an error (such as the sort listed under your child’s group does not match what they brought home), please feel free to contact me! I want to make sure there are no technical glitches either since I am still getting used to the program. As much as I’ll attempt accuracy, It’s possible a mistake will sneak in there on me at some point… 🙂
As a reminder on homework: Students are not required to complete the activities on the specific days listed in the homework. This is a suggested timeline so they are practicing their words throughout the week, but things come up! Students may do more than one activity on a given day in case an evening is especially busy.
Have fun! 🙂 I will be looking for more activity choices in the coming weeks. Apparently the class likes ninjas and huskies (there used to be two husky groups).