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 phonics rule each week and apply it to multiple words, so the emphasis when studying is to learn the rule rather than memorize word spellings.

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

Mondays - Blind Written Sort

Tuesdays - Written Sort

Wednesdays - assignments varied weekly

Thursdays - practice test; www.SpellingCity.com

Fridays - in-class test

The spelling website will provide student games, practice activities, and even handwriting practice should the student choose. The program keeps a record of activities completed, the dates completed, and the score the student achieved for the teacher to review. Students are welcome to return to this website as often as they would like, on any day they would like.