I, too, am a third grade teacher. I like this, but have questions popping up in my mind as I read it. Do you give spelling tests on Fridays? How? What do you use for kids who are past the high frequency word lists? Are you using the Dolch words? I give ten words a week that are in a certain word family, or same digraphs or blends. Then I give kids ten more words (unstudied) in same family to spell. Is five enough? What do you tell parents to explain doing this versus the traditional list, class gets it and studies, test Friday...parents will study spelling words with their child where they won't do much else with them here...ideas? I love your methods and am so interested! Thank you from Oklahoma!
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