Your spelling program

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  1. Ted

    Ted Habitué

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    Hello all,

    I wanted to ask how you do your spelling program.

    In the past, I've had it as part of my homework...so it was mostly spelling and math homework nightly, and every now and then some grammar sheet, etc.

    But seeing as in my district, there isn't even a spot for spelling on the report card, I'm re-thinking the dedicated time to this subject.

    I'd like to have it CLASSWORK only so that I could assign other things with math for homework.

    How do you run your spelling (if any)? Thanks! :)
     
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  3. CFClassroom

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    I have word study built into my daily schedule. I use that instead of traditional spelling word lists. It's been much more effective. I typically create centers to practice the skills.
     
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    In 5th, I didn't do spelling. I did vocabulary instead.
    In 2nd, we based it on our phonics lessons.

    I am Orton-Gillingham trained and they are against word lists. I will be adopting that method with my third graders this year since they are so far behind. It focuses on sounds, so they don't get a word list in advance.
     
  5. Ted

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    Thanks very much, iheartrecess and giraffe326.

    I've never had much luck with centers, but perhaps I can try them again.

    I've never heard of Orton-Gillingham, but I'll check them out too. :)
     
  6. giraffe326

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    Ted, if your kids are on grade level (or near it), Orton will not benefit them a whole lot. It would have needed to be used at a much younger age. However, I highly recommend it. If the kids know the program, it can be used in upper grades. It just starts too basic for 4th, so they would be bored out of their mind while you set the routine.
    You need to get your K-2 teachers trained so you can use it in a few years!
     
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    Ah..okay...thanks for the clarification, giraffe326. :)
     

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