I am modeling my word study program after the one you and your teaching partner have created. One area that I am changing to save on paper is to have students complete their pretest and weekly test in a composition book. On the left side of the page, I have printed labels that say "My First Try" and "Corrections." Halfway down the page, I have labels that say "Assigned Pattern Words" and "High Frequency Words." On the opposite page, they will take the test. One side is labeled "Assigned Pattern Words", the next is "New Pattern Words," and near the bottom is one that says "High Frequency Words." After the first lesson, students will be expected to set up their book for the next week every Friday after the test. This way, every test is in one book. I slide this in the front of their spelling folder. As my district closely monitors paper usage, I have found that this is a great way to conserve paper and students can easily see which patterns need to be reviewed.
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