Today we launched a new sequence for spelling unfamiliar words called S.M.A.R.T Spelling. Each Monday our senior students will bring home a list of chosen spelling words based on a spelling pattern. This week, we are exploring the vowel digraph (2 letters working together to make a new sound) ‘ea’ as in ‘please’. Students also choose two words, taken from their personal writing, which come from their BOB(Back of Book) list.
Students have been given a grid of activity ideas to explore when learning to spell their words each week. We are encouraging students to spend 5-10 minutes each night on their spelling words. Students will be tested on their words each Friday.
We are very excited to move forward with this new spelling approach!
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to your homegroup teacher for further clarification.
Alana, David and Narelle