Saturday, February 18, 2012

Word Study/Spelling Homework Made Easy

I can't believe it has been almost a week since my last post! This week has been so busy. Tuesday was one of the longest days I had this year! The first part of the morning was spent doing DEA THINK LINK testing and I had to read every problem(34 OMG) with a hoarse voice...and my solution to that was to use the mic in my classroom. The kids laughed at me but it was either the mic or many wrong answers! The last part of the day was filled with Valentine's Day activities and lots of goodies. The rest of the week was more testing and Jumprope for Heart on Friday.
This year I decided against the usual Word Study drill of having students write words 3 times each every Monday, Alphabetize on Tuesday, Write sentences on Wed and so on. I felt my students were capable of making their own choices when given good options to choose from. I decided to compile all the spelling activities I researched online and the Words Their Way series to create one document that students could chose from daily. Instead of collecting papers with no names and the pressure of completing activities daily, I made a homework assignment that was simple and easy. Students get to choose from 16 different activites daily and record their work on the back with the boxes provided. The sheet isn't due until Friday, which makes life easier on parents. Each activity shouldn't take more than 15-20 minutes to complete.
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Speller's Choice Weekly Homework Packet


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