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Do you give spelling tests in first grade? I'm moving to 1st from 3rd and the retiring 1st grade teacher told me she never gave spelling tests? What does everyone else do??
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Leslie Ducey On 6/19/13, Sharon Laramie wrote: > On 6/19/13, Hurley wrote: >> Do you give spelling tests in first grade? I'm moving to >> 1st from 3rd and the retiring 1st grade teacher told me she >> never gave spelling tests? What does everyone else do?? > > First grade gives spelling tests. Our Reading series has the > words and...See More
Jun 19, 2013
Diana We do have spelling tests once a week. They are differentiated - a separate list for each reading group. they are Dolch words, high frequency words,and patterned words taken from their guided reading books. They get the words on Monday, and have a chance to practice them in Making words center during the week (using letter tiles, magnetic letters o...See More
Jun 23, 2013
Grace I give a spelling test with 12 words and 2 spelling dictation sentences. We got this list from a phonic program we use. When we first started using this I though no way would they be able to do the sentences, but they do! Some of the sentences use commas, quotation marks, question marks, and explanation marks.

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Jun 27, 2013
Vet teacher On 6/19/13, Hurley wrote:

There's a wealth of research that shows memorized spelling doesn't carry over into understanding how to spell and encourages us to teach the code instead. I have a word wall for commonly used words and if a child misspells a word in writing, I write the correct spelling above their misspelled word.

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Jun 28, 2013
jass My school used Spalding last year and we had spelling tests every week. I taught special ed and hated it and hated it more as time went on. The students studied with parents and tests were twice a week. I pared down the spelling list to 12-14 words. Kids with short term memory problems did not remember how to spell the words two weeks later. I hate...See More
Aug 3, 2013


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