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what kind of dumb spelling test is this?

Posted by Anonymous   + Show Post
My kids first spelling test was today. Back in my day our teacher said the word, used it in a sentence then said it again. We had until the third time she said it to write the word.

Well ds's spelling test is as follows:
Circle the correct spelling of the word.

That's it. They have all the words on a paper with a bunch of other misspelled words and they had to choose the rightly spelled one.

Of course, he got them all right. But how in the world is THAT a spelling test?
Posted by Anonymous on Sep. 14, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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adulation
by on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:02 PM

i didn't do it that way either but i don't know it's necessarily a bad way.. ?

TheMrs407
by Emerald Member on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM
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It's more of a realistic way to do it.  You realize a word is spelled wrong by how it looks.  Not memorizing the spelling of millions of words.

In kinergarten we do it the old fashioned way because most of our words are spelled phonetically correct. However I have seen many of the upper grades do it the way you say your DD's teacher does it.

singlemom1208
by on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM
It's a new world.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 9 on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:04 PM

omg. that sounds crazy. That's called memorization... not knowing how to spell. 

Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:08 PM

It's called multiple choice. lol

Thelmama
by Ruby Member on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:10 PM

It is how some teachers get them used to spelling tests. They have to pick the one that is spelled correctly. Most times as the year goes on, it changes to the regular spelling tests. On state testing they have to bubble in correct word, it isn't much different.  

My 1st grader has the traditional spelling tests.  It helps them learn it a lot better if they do it different ways.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:12 PM
No its not. LOL. I.posted a pic ..its on page 2.


Quoting Anonymous:

It's called multiple choice. lol


LuLuThatsWho
by on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:15 PM

I agree that it doesn't seem as effective.  Just to be sure that he is getting the most practice and learning as much as possible, why don't you make it a point to study his spelling words with him by giving him your own version of a spelling test?  That way, he benefits from both methods.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 10 on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:16 PM


Quoting Anonymous:

No its not. LOL. I.posted a pic ..its on page 2.


Quoting Anonymous:

It's called multiple choice. lol


Yes, it is. You have 3 choices to choose from (multiple choices) and you choose one. That is how multiple choice works

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Sep. 14, 2012 at 10:22 PM
They don't have three choices. Did you not look at the picture?


Quoting Anonymous:


Quoting Anonymous:

No its not. LOL. I.posted a pic ..its on page 2.





Quoting Anonymous:

It's called multiple choice. lol



Yes, it is. You have 3 choices to choose from (multiple choices) and you choose one. That is how multiple choice works


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