Your child will be bringing home a collection of spelling words weekly that have been introduced in class. Each night of the week your child is expected to do a different activity to ensure that these words and the spelling principles they represent are mastered. These activities have been modeled and practiced in school, so your child can teach you how to do them.
Monday 1) Have your child to sort the words into categories like the ones we did in school. Your child should read each word aloud during this activity. Ask your child to explain why the words are sorted in a particular way- what does the sort reveal about the spelling in general?
2) And then, ask your child to complete a written sort in their Word Study Notebooks.
Wednesday 1) Do a writing sort to prepare for the Friday test. As you call out the words in a random order your child should write them in categories. Call out any words your child misspells a second or even third time.
2) And then, your child should choose 1 word to complete a word map.
Thank you for your support. Together we can help your child make valuable progress!
The 4th Grade Team