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Spelling and Phonics Activities for First Grade! Week 7: FF, LL, SS, ZZ Rule

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As you know, spelling instruction should not be a random list of words sent home at the beginning of the week to be memorized and then forgotten after the test. Spelling should be taught in conjunction with the phonics skills that are being taught in the classroom. This resource is set up to teach a spelling rule/decoding skill weekly instead of sending home a random list of words. This may be uncomfortable for families, because this has traditionally been an area in which families have participated in their child’s education. They still can. In each of these units, I have created activities that can be used as homework, literacy centers, or both. Using these activities for both helps close the gap for children who do not get homework support at home.

This is my seventh week of first-grade spelling instruction.

This unit contains FF, LL, SS, ZZ.

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This resource contains the following posters, printables, and activities.

*Suggested Word List has both nonsense and real words for you to use during instruction. I have students practice on white boards while I dictate. I begin by dictating letters and sounds, then words, and lastly sentences.

*Twin Rule poster gives visual reinforcement for the weekly spelling rule. I hang it where it can be a reference point as I teach the Twin Rule.

*Assessment Paper has two sheets per page to save ink and paper.

Homework & Literacy Resources

*Parent Letter helps explain the spelling concept for the week.

*Activities/Printables can be sent home in a packet for weekly homework or used in the classroom for literacy centers. I like to send my homework home on Tuesdays and ask for it back the following Monday. This is the day that I do my spelling tests. This gives working families the weekend to work with their children. It also helps my Monday not feel so frantic since I don't have to have homework ready until Tuesdays.
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Created by Amber Rausch 2016 All Rights Reserved
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