in your already crowded instruction schedule, does spelling have a place? When students spell well they can focus on communicating their ideas, rather than worrying about how to construct words.
Have you found a way to make it more than just giving a list of words on Monday and assessing on Friday? Poor spellers may also draw negative social judgements, and no one wants that!
There are 21 words per week, and include more advanced sight words, letter combinations and academic vocabulary.
Learning to spell is a fundamental skill that every student should develop.
When I posted this image on Instagram and Facebook a few weeks ago, I got a lot of questions about it.
People wanted to know how I I’m happy to now share with you the details about the spelling bundles I have created and I hope they can help.K12Reader offers parents and teachers free spelling words curriculum for 1st through 5th grade.This teacher-developed curriculum can help students develop strong spelling and word recognition skills, and reinforces strong reading development.Resources for teaching spelling are often hard to come by and sometimes it feels like with the intense focus on more critical thinking skills in literacy, spelling instruction has become an outdated practice. Years ago, my district didn’t have a spelling program, so my team and I made one ourselves!But I think we can all agree we all want our students to be strong spellers! I love it so much that I continue to use this program more than 10 years later!A comprehensive spelling program extends past the simple memorization of the letters that make up the individual words.Weekly word lists given for the purpose of improving each student’s spelling also provide an ideal opportunity to ensure that all students are being exposed to words that will reinforce their overall success in literacy.(Plus, they get a little handwriting practice in too).During the week we practice the words during mini lessons with our whiteboards, word sorts, and dictation sentences.We use the word cards in our pocket chart to sort the words by a sorting rule, or often I print 2 copies so my students can play memory with them with a partner.My favorite part of the Spelling Bundle is the assessment.