Discussion in 'Fourth Grade' started by MrsB2B, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. MrsB2B

    MrsB2B Rookie

    Jun 3, 2007
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    Jun 16, 2009

    Hi all! I am in need of some suggestions for a spelling or vocabulary program.

    I would love to have the time to do a word study component, but I think we have the weirdest schedule in the world next year and I am barely fitting my reading in!

    What are some ideas for teaching spelling/vocabulary to students? Last year it was a basic list of 20 words focused around a sound or letter pattern with a test on Friday. I want to do something that is both meaningful and something they will retain. I want to be able to spend 5 or 10 minutes a day to reflect on things or do something with the words.

    Any ideas or suggestions of strategies any of you have found effective would be wonderful! I have everything else planned out for next year except for writing and spelling and want to get it done!!

  3. Mrs. Porter

    Mrs. Porter Rookie

    Jul 30, 2006
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    Jun 18, 2009

    Mine is the same way. I would love to tie it into the grammar with the reading series more. I do have the challenge list. I give them a pretest on Monday, and if they get a 100% then they get the challenge list the rest of the class gets the pretest list. The CL has 5 challenge words on it and then they have to come up with 15 more words and show me the following day.

    I try to do a spelling class game once a week, a phonics lesson, a word search, and I have a lot of spelling worksheets. So I do at least one spelling activity a day. And give spelling homework 2-3 times a week.

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