Your child will review 5 words each week. We call these words "no excuse" words and they are meant to be words that they use in their writing a lot, not unknown vocabulary words. They are required each week to complete a "no excuse" word booklet in class. This booklet has them do different activities with the 5 words, but please also study these words at home. You can also have your child go on Spelling City and play games with the no excuse words. The following week, they will have 5 new words to study and every other Friday, they will have a spelling test in class on the 10 words. I might not test on all the words but I wanted you to know that they are tested as "spelling in written work." This means that I will tell them a sentence and they are to write that sentence, spelling the no excuse words correctly, and include a capital and period. (If they misspell other words in the sentence it will not count against them). Having a capital and period will count as part of their grade. In their hw planner each night they will write something about studying spelling. This is just a reminder to touch on the weekly words at home. There is NO addition assignment they need to do. However, if your child would like to do an activity with the weekly words, please see some ideas below:
Write your words in ABC order.
Write your words forwards. Then write them a second time backwards.
Write your words using a different color for each letter.
Draw and Label
Draw and label your spelling words.
Write your spelling words using fancy letters.
Write a story using your spelling words.
Draw a picture and hide your words within the picture.
Write a friendly letter to someone using your words.
Use an old magazine and cut-out your words. Glue them into your book.
Write sentences using your spelling words.
Type your spelling words on the computer. Print it out and turn in with your spelling book.
Have an adult give you a practice test and sign your book for that day.
Be creative and come up with a new way to practice your words.
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