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Words their Way is the word study program we will be using this year. This is a developmental, phonetically-based program that allows students to progress at their own rate. Students will study a spelling pattern each week and apply it to multiple words, so the emphasis when studying is to learn the pattern rather than memorize word spellings.


Students will maintain a spelling folder where they will record all of their spelling homework and in-class work. The assigned homework will usually be:

Wednesday - New word sorts distributed; Blind Written Sort

Thursdays - Closed Written Sort

Fridays - Choose from list provided

Mondays - practice test

Tuesdays - in-class test; students must know headings and words


It is most important that students understand the spelling pattern! This will help them spell the words and any other words that may have this same pattern.