Weekly Word WorkStudents have begun their word work activities this week. They created their own word listsfrom the books they have been reading in class and at home. We may also include somevocabulary words from our Units of Inquiry, math, etc. These activities will be completed intheir word work journal. Daily work will help your child as a reader and writer. The weekly wordassessment will be every Monday at school. Words spelled correctly on this test will be added totheir personal “no excuse” list of words we expect to them to always read and write correctly. Ifa word is misspelled, it will be added to their next week’s list. New words will be added as wemove through the school year. Assessment is ongoing and challenging for each student in ourclassroom. We hope you enjoy the time spent with your child around reading and writing!Monday Assessment of last weeks words Students Generate new Weekly Word List- five to ten words Begin Squares (See directions below)Tuesday Look, say, cover, write, check (See directions below) Continue squaresWednesday: Buddy Check (See directions below) Continue squaresThursday Buddy Check Continue squaresFriday Buddy Check, share squares and add one square to your blog
Base Word Definition using your And own words, not theOrigin of Word dictionary definition Add a prefix to the base1-2 synonyms word. How does it change And the meaning of the base word? Add a suffix to the1-2 antonyms base word. How does it change the meaning of the base word?
Look Say Cover Write Check (Tuesday)Look at the wordSay the wordCover the wordWrite and say the wordCheck the wordOptional steps to really get it:Trace and say the wordWrite the word from memory and check it.
Buddy Check(Wednesday & Thursday)Find someone (your “buddy”) in class to give you a “buddy check”, to be completed on yourpractice sheet.Buddy: Say the spelling word and use it in a sentence. Then say the word again.Student: attempt the word in your spelling spiral.Buddy: if the word is right, say “Good Job!” and then proceed to the next word.Buddy: If the word is incorrect, say “Try Again.”Student: attempt the word in the spiral again.Buddy: If the 2nd attempt is correct, say, “Good Job!” and proceeds with the next word andrepeat steps 1-6.Buddy: If the 2nd attempt is still not correct, you will tell the student how to spell the word.Student: write the word correctly in the spiral. Write the word neatly and have your Buddydouble check that it’s spelled correctly.
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