Weekly Words

Weekly Words                                                          

Your child will review 5 words each week.  We call these words "no excuse" words and they are meant to be words that they use in their writing a lot, not unknown vocabulary words. They are required each week to complete a "no excuse" word booklet in class. This booklet has them do different activities with the 5 words, but please also study these words at home. You can also have your child go on spellingcity.com and play games with the no excuse words.

The following week, they will have 5 new words to study. Every other Friday, they will have a spelling test in class on the 10 words. I might not test on all the words but I wanted you to know that they are tested as "spelling in written work." This means that I will tell them a sentence and they are to write that sentence, spelling the no excuse words correctly, and include a capital and period. (If they misspell other words in the sentence it will not count against them). Having a capital and period will count as part of their grade.

In their homework planner each night they will write something about studying spelling. This is just a reminder to touch on the weekly words at home.