Does your first grader have spelling words? If so, can you give me some examples. I'm homeschooling and just started the spelling book that came with my curriculum. I don't like it at all. The first list is easy enough, words like man, sit, cub, a, the. But the second list is things like coat, read, kick, came, and keep. How is he supposed to remember on only the second time he has ever done spelling, whether the silent vowel is an a or e or comes before the consonant or after. It seems so stupid. I'm going to have him do the activities in the workbook because I already have the book, but I won't be doing tests.Answer Question
Answer by spottedpony at 11:32 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
Those are similar to what my first grader is seeing - if not a bit more simplistic. This week, one of his words is "together". His teacher focuses on phonics rules for their weekly lists. To study with him, he gets a spelling test at home every day - I hand him a piece of paper and he has to write the words as I say them. Any he gets wrong, he writes 5x each - this is in addition to the activities they do with the words at school/in homework. By the time Friday rolls around, he usually knows how to spell all of the words.
Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:33 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by Dr.Donna at 11:51 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by spottedpony at 11:53 AM on Dec. 9, 2010
Answer by spottedpony at 12:04 PM on Dec. 9, 2010