Each night of the week you need to do a different activity to ensure that these words and the spelling skills are mastered. These activities have been modeled and practiced in class, so you can teach your parents how to do them. Print this page to use as a checklist. Printable versions of the charts and sentence sheets are linked at the bottom of the assignments.

Monday- Complete a word study by sorting your words into categories the way you did it with your teacher at school. You should read each word aloud during this activity. Explain to your parents why the words are sorted in a particular way-what does the sort reveal about spelling in general? Now, sort them a second time as fast as possible. Finally, write the words in the correct categories using the “word study” chart. Label the categories at the top of the chart. You may want to time yourself here too.

Tuesday- Complete your Spelling City activities. Visit http://www.spellingcity.com Practice your words by entering them into the computer in the START HERE section. You can add more than five words by using the links at the bottom of the list. After you enter all your words, choose the "TEACH ME" option. Click on the arrows to go through your list and hear a sentence for each word. When you have finished listening to the sentences, select "PLAY A GAME". Please play any three games.After, select "TEST ME". Click on the "SAY IT" box to hear each word. It will say the word, and you can type it. You may also click on the "SENTENCE" box to hear a sentence to help you.

Wednesday- Write complete sentences. For this activity use the sentence sheet attached to write 15 complete sentences. Each sentence must include at least one word from your sort list. Each sentence must be at least 5 total words minimum.

Thursday- Do a writing sort to prepare for Monday’s test using the “writing sort” chart. Begin by writing one of your sort words to label each category as a header. Then, have your parents call out the words in a random order. You should write them in the correct categories. Have your parents call out any words you misspelled a second or even a third time. Check the activities as you complete them. Return this to school on FRIDAY, signed by a parent, with the completed activities attached.

Word Study Sort (Monday)
Spelling City (Tuesday)
Sentences (Wednesday)
Writing Sort (Thursday)

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*Optional Extra Practice: Do a blind sort. Have your parents lay down a word from your sort list to represent each category as a header and then read the rest of the words aloud. You must indicate where the word goes without seeing it by pointing to the correct header. Have your parents lay it down under the header. If you are wrong, move it to the right category. Repeat the whole process if you make more than one error.