What type of words are on your first graders list? My son just came home with a list of the, cat, sat, etc. To me this is very easy...too easy!! I asked him to spell each word and he did it on Q. Just curious to know what other schools are getting....Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 3:59 PM on Sep. 14, 2009 in School-Age Kids (5-8)
Answer by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by ljmcmichael at 4:07 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by sammybear71 at 4:08 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
In first grade, the spelling words start with basic Consonant-Vowel-Consonant words. An example of the starting point for these first grade spelling lists for the start of the year are: DAD and MOM. Children then start to expand the list by working through "word families". From DAD, in first grade spelling, the curriculum, worksheets, and then spelling tests would cover BAD, SAD, HAD, and MAD. Also, they might vary the vowel and go to DID. A list of first grade spelling words might start with CAT and include BAT, FAT, and SAT as well as CAR and BAR. In first grade, spelling skills should grow to cover the blends such as T plus R make the TR sound such as in TREE. F and R blend to make the FR sound in FROG.
Try giving him your own spelling list. This site is great for grade specific words.
Answer by Cassieniccole at 4:10 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Most 1st grade teachers use the Dolch list as their spelling words. These words are the most used in library books, magazines, newspapers, school books, etc. Your child's teacher may be doing a review of the "at" family. If you feel that in the next few weeks that your son is not benefiting from this review or that he may be ready for the next set of words, ask his teacher for the results of the frequency test or other reading assessment that she should have done at the beginning of the year. He may be ready for the next level.
Answer by JeremysMom at 4:14 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Well of course it is easy to you. He is learning them and they will get harder words. That is just warming them up.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:24 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by justanotherjen at 4:33 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Justanotherjen, your son must be in a private school because my son had the same thing and he is in second grade but we are in Cleve.
Answer by Anonymous at 4:38 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by justanotherjen at 5:28 PM on Sep. 14, 2009
Answer by RhondaVeggie at 7:52 PM on Sep. 14, 2009