Improving Reading and Writing
Typical Spelling/Word Lists
Spelling Patterns - a group of letters that represent a sound; students will explore spelling patterns typically found when reading and needed for writing
High Frequency Words - words most often found in reading and writing; students are taught to know how to read and spell these words everytime. Click on the link below for printable word cards.
2nd Grade Sight Word Cards
Personal Words - words chosen for individual students that they have struggle with or need to learn in order to help them improve their writing
How to Help Your Child Spell Words Correctly
Use the "look, say, name, cover, write, check" strategy
1. Look at the word and get a picture in your head.
2. Say the word.
3. Name the word.
4. Write the word as quickly as possible.
5. Check whether the word is correct.
This should be done several times for each word until your child can automatically write the word correctly.