Ok, so after battling-literally battling-with Google Docs, I have it uploaded. Finally, after weeks of work, I have finished my spelling plan for the 2011-2012 school year. It may seem like no big deal to some, but as a second year teacher, I struggled with spelling instruction-fitting it in my schedule, teaching explicitly and in a focused way, etc.....Let's just say...it is so stinkin' hard to fit spelling in!
That being said, I decided to come up with a very direct way to teach spelling. I took ideas from various sources, mostly using the ideas from Beth Newingham. She is wonderful! Here's what I came up with:
Monday: 30 minutes of spelling instruction based on the spelling rule for the week.
Tuesday-Thursday: 30 minutes of spelling practice based on the spelling rule of the week. The activities on these days can vary depending on the needs of the group.
Friday: 20 minutes of spelling assessment. This will include the spelling tests for the current week and spelling pretests for the following week. Pretests are given, and if students make a 90% or better on the pretest, they will receive a challenge list for the next week.
The google doc that I have attached is a list of all of the spelling lists needed for the ENTIRE YEAR!! That is all of pre/posttests, the regular study words, and the challenge words! I am extremely excited about finishing this list, and I hope you enjoy it and use it in your classrooms! I consider this to be an extremely useful FREEBIE!!
Spelling Instruction 2011-2012
And below is the much cuter version I published on Scribd!!
Word Work 2011-2012