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I have long been frustrated with all the spelling options I have used with my students. For me, spelling is one of the hardest things for me to teach. Beyond word families, it is just very hard for kids to learn to spell. As a fourth grade teacher I see that many of my kids are still struggling with the words they can't sound out. That is when I decided to base my spelling program around the work of Fry. Research shows that the words on the Fry list are those most used in communication. I also love that this is just another way to sneak reading fluency into my day. Shh...don't tell the kids!
This full program will give you all that you need to get started with a student led, student based, Fry word spelling program. Included in this purchase:
1. Spelling Notebook cover and forms
2. I have included a pretest and leveling information so that each child can begin their word study at their correct level
3. Full directions to implement the program
4. Weekly 3 part spelling test form (10 and 15 word options)
5. Parent introduction letter
6. Fry word lists
Students will pretest to placed at the correct level. Students will then choose their first set of words and record it in their Spelling Notebook on the included form.
Students are tested over their words at the end of the week. Any words not mastered are moved to their new list for the next week.
***I have also included tips and information on how I manage and test students in my classroom.