Students will learn the major principles and patterns of English spelling, learn reliable spelling strategies that they can apply to both familiar and unfamiliar words, master words that are most commonly misspelled, and become aware of the rich network of spelling-meaning relationships that can extend their vocabulary.
Each week students will be assigned one page from their spelling textbook in which they will practice using the spelling pattern of the week. Textbook work and definitions (extra credit) will be due most Fridays. Spelling tests will be multiple choice and will be on most Fridays. Students will need to know the meanings of the basic words.
Extra Credit Opportunity
Students may write the definition of each basic word (20 words = 20 definitions) for extra credit. This assignment will be due every Friday prior to taking the test.