We used your format to rework our spelling curriculum this year. We have now been in school long enough that discussions are starting to form about some of the ways to teach specific skills. For example, when teaching skills like long e (where there are multiple ways to make the sound...ee, ea, etc) how can we test them on the skill and avoiding memorization? For example, how would a student know "beak" doesn't have ee in it. The words have all been explored in stations throughout the week, but there isn't a rule it follows to teach. Is it best to separate each way into a different week? Any ideas?
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