If you use the McGraw-Hill Wonders Reading Series, these homework contracts will motivate your students by making spelling homework fun! Students choose 2 or 3 of the activities to complete to practice their spelling words in a fun and engaging way. Each spelling contract is also translated in Spanish so parents and ELL students can practice their spelling words each week.
Each spelling contract is differentiated and has the spelling words that correlate with each basal story from the unit. I usually give a pretest on Monday of the spelling words (list A words). If they miss 2 or more words on the pretest, I have them study the list A words for the week. If they miss 1 word or less on the pretest, I have them study the list B words instead, which are the more challenging words that follow the same spelling pattern, high frequency words, and vocabulary words that also correlate with the story for that week.
Each of the units have different spelling activities to choose from to keep your students engaged and motivated to learn!
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Wonders Weekly Spelling Patterns: (2014 edition)
At School (Short A)
Where I Live (Short I)
Our Pets (L-Blends)
Let's Be Friends (Short O)
Let's Move! (R and S-Blends)
Jobs Around Town (Short E)
Buildings All Around (Short U)
A Community in Nature (End Blends)
Let's Help (Th, sh, _ng)
Follow the Map (ch, _tch, wh, ph)
What Time is It? (Long a: a_e)
Watch It Grow! (Long i: i_e)
Tales Over Time (Soft c, g, _dge)
Now and Then (Long o_e, u_e)
From Farm to Table (_ook, _ood)
Animal Features (Long a: a, ai, ay)
Animals Together (Long e: e, ee, ea)
In the Wild (Long o: o, oa, ow, oe)
Insects (Long i)
Working with Animals (Long e)
See It, Sort It (R-controlled vowel ar)
Up in the Sky (er, ir, ur, or)
Great Inventions (or, ore, oar)
Sounds All Around (ou, ow)
Build It! (oi, oy)
Taking Action (oo, u, u_e, ew, ue, ui, ou)
My Team (aw, au)
Weather Together (Silent letters)
Sharing Traditions (Three letter blends)
Celebrate America! (air, are, ear)
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