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A Flexible 5-Day Plan That Provides Opportunities Beyond Words!

Day 1

Introduce your students to the weekly spelling concept with activities that prompt them to read the spelling words in context for real-world application, sort the words to recognize the similarities among them, and remember the weekly spelling concept with tips for future success.

Day 2

(Grades 1-3) prepares young students for the next step in spelling as they build important sound-symbol awareness, phonics knowledge, and spelling skills.

(Grades 4-8) provides skill-based activities to facilitate the processing of word meanings to expand spelling knowledge and promote fluency.

Day 3

Best-practice skill-building activities help students understand the meaning of words and develop important reading skills. As students' vocabulary and reading comprehension skills improve, so does their spelling mastery.

Day 4

On Day 4, students begin to think about their writing in a critical and reflective way. The spelling skills students have learned during the week are transferred to their writing through activities that prompt them to

  • proofread the weekly spelling words in the featured text.
  • practice writing these words in the context of a paragraph.

Day 5

Differentiated Assessment

On Day 5, all students can prove mastery of the weekly spelling concept on the weekly posttest, no matter which list of words they practiced for the week.

Each week, Differentiated Assessment is provided for all students through on, below, and above level posttest dictation sentences. As an option, you can use the reproducible test masters included in the Standardized Test Master Book to conduct the differentiated weekly spelling test and provide high-stakes testing practice for your students.

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