mariposa Posted July 10, 2008 Share Posted July 10, 2008 My son will be in 1st grade this year and so far I haven't purchased any curriculum for him. Honestly, he just hates workbooks so much that I felt it wouldn't be helpful. He's going to be doing ETC, starting book 3, which is hard enough to get him to do. Reading has not come easily for him, and I hesitate to push him with a spelling book while he's still working on reading fluently. Has anyone else just "made up" a spelling plan? Any ideas or suggestions for me? Here's my plan: I checked out some books from the library about spelling and based on that I'm planning to have him learn about 200 words for the year, about 150 frequently used words and then 50 more based on words HE uses a lot or that might be fun for him (Batman, for example!). I'm going to have a word wall that we put those words on and a little test at the end of each week. I'll come up with activities or games to help learn the words for the week. I'm actually considering letting him actually paint the words on the wall himself (!) to make it fun. I'm hoping to just incorporate spelling rules from the ETC book or patterns that we come across. Am I missing key elements for a spelling curriculum? Is there some place that I could see examples of spelling "rules" he should be learning this year? Is this a big mistake? Thanks! Sarah Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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