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Spelling Notes

A few notes about spelling....

  • I do not mark reversals wrong....so if your child's b looks like a d...I just write over the top of it the correct way, but I do not mark it wrong.

  • I also write over the top of capital letters. I want students to make a habit of writing their words in lowercase letters.

  • It is important to be neat. If I can't read the word, it is difficult to correct. Now is a great time to start the habit of being neat. I tell my students they should be proud of their handwriting.

  • Don't get discouraged if they get a lot "wrong" on the pretest on Mondays. It doesn't count! It's a practice test! : )

  • Think of other words with the same spelling rule for the week. Each week the list of words is based on a specific spelling rule. I will add two extra words to the spelling test that incorporate the same spelling rule.

  • Try to study every night. Use chalk on the sidewalk. Take a paintbrush and a bucket of water and "paint" your words on the driveway. Write your words in sand or flour in a cake pan. Type them on the computer. Write the words on flashcards - make 2 of each word and play "Memory." Make it fun and practice every night. Start the habit now. : )