WORD STUDY AND RAINBOW WORD CARDS
Word Study: Word study chunks/patterns/sorts will be shared on Monday.
During literacy stations a list will be practiced & is a way to
gauge what the child already knows how to spell. This will provide
parent and child with an idea of how the child is doing with that word
family to focus study efforts. Spell Checks will be given on Friday along
with a dictation sentence. A spell check will be on a particular word
chunk and may not be exactly what the child sorted earlier in the week.
(For example, the child may have sorted: fat, cat, bat, sat. The spell
check might include a few of these or a similar word like mat or that.)
At the bottom of the spell check, children will write a dictation test
that incorporates the word family and sight words assigned for the week.
Dictation tests promote correct use of capitalization and punctuation
and help to prepare children for district benchmark tests.
Rainbow word cards are high frequency words used in writing and
speaking. Ten new sight words will be assigned each week. Your child
will need to be able to read and identify these words; they do not have
to spell them. At the start of the first grade, your child is expected
to recognize/read the 25 kindergarten sight words: a, am, an, and, at,
can, do, go, he, I , in, is, it, like, me, my, no, on, see, so, the, to,
up, we, & you.
Mrs. Eckerle's Electronic World
15900 Levan Road
Livonia, MI, 48154