Next week I will be starting spelling with my students. We have dictation sentences as part of our curriculum. Last year I did not give my students the sentences to study throughout the week. They were familiar with the words and the word families I used for the sentence but they did not have the sentence to study. They were just tested on it on Fridays spelling test. This year the teachers want to give them the sentences to study, which I disagree with. I think it defeats the whole purpose of seeing if they remember their sight words, word families to construct a sentence and most important, the punctuation used to write a sentence. What are your thoughts and what do you do in the classroom? (I hope this makes sense-it was hard to put into writing). Thanks in advance for all your help.