Students are taught to listen for the phonogram sounds in every spelling word that they learn. As daily spelling words are presented, the students write the phonogram markings and applicable spelling rules. This helps them to remember the spelling patterns and phonogram cues of each word.
Every day we practice marking phonogram patterns and reading words from our SPELLING LISTS. However, only a few words are introduced each day, so it is important to practice the spelling words with your child at home.
We will work with a list of words in class for a week; That list of words will be sent home on the following Monday, along with a page of spelling fun work to be completed at home.
Spelling FUN WORK is due on Thursday. The SPELLING and PHONOGRAM TESTS will be given on Friday.
SPELLING WORD LIST:
T NO SPELLING FUNWORK DUE THURSDAY NO SPELLING TEST ON FRIDAY
SPELLING RULES: (in the order that we have learned them)
RULE 1: The letter q is always followed by u and together they say kw (queen).
RULE 4: Vowels a, e, o, and u usually say ā, ē, ō, and ū at the end of a syllable (me, she, go, ba by).
RULE 17: We often double l, f, and s following a single vowel at the end of a one-syllable word (well, off, miss)
RULE 25: The phonogram ck may be used only after a single, short vowel (back, neck, pick, sock, luck).
RULE 5: The letters i and y usually say /i/ (big, gym), but they may use the long /i/sound . (silent, my).
RULE 6: The letter i is not used at the end of an English word; the letter y is used instead (my).
RULE 19: When the letters i and o are followed by two consonants, they may say the long /i/ and /ō/ sound (find, old).
RULE 7: There are five jobs of silent final e: Job 1 ("The Big Boss"): The silent e makes the middle vowel say its name (time) Job 2 ("The Blocker"): English words do not end in V or U (have, blue). Job 3 ("The Changer"): C says /s/ and G says /j/ when followed by silent e (chance, charge). Job 4 ("The Builder"): Every syllable must have a vowel (lit tle). Job 5 ("No job/silly job"): Remnant of old English spelling (are).
RULE 18: The phonogram ay may be used to make the /a/ sound at the end of a base word, rather than using the letter a by itself. (may, today)
RULE 8: The phonogram /or/ may say /er/ when it follows the letter w (work, world). There are five spellings for the sound /er/ (her, first, nurse, works, early).
Click the button below to see a complete list of the Spalding SPELLING RULES: (source: Kyrene School District, AZ)