I created this homework contract to give my students practice in each of the foundations of the word study program before their dictation on Friday. The kids use a "Word Study Notebook" (lined spiral notebook) to take notes in small group instruction and complete homework activities. I describe in detail each of the homework activities on the second page, and I copy this on the back for students' reference. Throughout the year, I gray out several activities to encourage students to try new activities. I grade students on completion, and I have them trade with their spelling partner to check for accuracy.