6RJ Spelling Snapshot-Jan 17

The spelling program that we have been following will be coming to an end next week, so I thought I would highlight the great work the students have been doing. We have been working with 12 different root words every week and applying their meaning in an illustration.

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Week 4 Etymological Spelling in 6RJ

Here’s a glimpse of what we do in Grade 6 for a portion of our spelling program. The students are pre-tested on 12 words with two roots words. This week the root words were “Cor” meaning heart and “Micro” meaning small. After the pre-test, the students write sentences using the root word and then illustrate the root word in a way that gives it meaning. The test is given on a Monday and then on Friday we have a gallery walk and share our illustrations and favorite sentences. It’s proven to be a powerful way to develop and learn new words in a way other than memorization.