Here is a year of spelling homework for your 6th graders using the Reading Wonders curriculum! This is completely editable.
-List of 20 spelling homework options
-table of contents (9 pages)
-Spelling word lists (I used the On Level word lists) all the way from Unit 1 Week 1 to Unit 6 Week 5.
You Will Need:
-1 composition book (at least 80 sheets/160 pages) per student
-printouts of grid paper for students to create crossword and/or word search puzzles (optional)
How to Assemble:
1. In the beginning of the year, run off one copy for each student.
2. If you're really ambitious, cut out all of the pages yourself using a paper cutter. Otherwise have students cut out themselves.
3. Paste the "Spelling Homework Options" page inside the front cover of the composition book. Then paste the table of contents pages, one per page, after that.
4. On the back of the last page of contents, begin numbering your pages 1-150.
5. Paste the spelling word lists on the pages described by the table of contents. You can do these all at the beginning of the year or have students do them each week.
How I use this Resource:
-After setting up the composition books, I go over what the different options look like, showing them models from past years. I explain what my expectations are and that each homework should take up only ONE page (as well as what to do if they need more room, I have my kids tape in extra pages as a "flap" as needed).
-On Day One of each "week", we review the words together so that students know how to say them. On weeks that include homophones/nyms/similar words, I make sure to cover the differences.
-On Days One, Two, Three, and Four, students know that they have "spelling homework". It is written on my homework board for them and copied into their planners. They must pick (1) of the 20 options. They may NOT repeat any activity within a given "week", but they may repeat the same options next week when they have new words. For example, I have some students that do the same 4 activities week after week. I think that next year, for Unit 1, I may prescribe to them which activity to do and assign a different one each night, so that they try all 20 activities (thus creating their own models for future work). However, you may of course have different requirements.
-On Day 5, the journals are collected and graded for neatness and accuracy, and students take their spelling tests. One of my colleagues had students create a pocket on the back cover of their composition book to keep spelling tests in (but I keep mine in separate student Data Binders). I do not assign spelling homework on Day 5, unless they owe me some sort of make-up.