These are challenge spelling lists for all 30 of 2nd Grade Journey's units. Each list has 6 words and 2 write-in blanks.
The first two words on each list are the Journey’s suggested challenge words. I then took the phonics skill for the week and came up with four more words that fit into that skill. That way even the students on challenge words are still practicing the phonics skill for the week.
How I use them:
In my classroom I give a spelling pre-test on Mondays. After grading this, any student who missed 2 or less is given the challenge words for the week. The two blanks on the page are spots to write any regular spelling words they missed. I staple one copy to their test and the other I keep until Friday to use to give the final test. On Friday’s test I split the challenge students into pairs and they test each other while I test the rest of the class with the regular list. I only count the regular words for a grade so challenge students are based on their pretest plus any missed words they took again on the final test. In my classroom I use coins as an individual award so students get one coin per challenge word they spell correctly. They can then use these in our weekly store.