It has taken me all summer long to join in Monday Made It but I finally made it today!
Today I made spelling list for Journeys Common Core series for 1st grade. I'm really excited about using this new series and I wanted to create a spelling list that was differentiated.
I have made two spelling lists per Journeys lesson. The first spelling list is on grade level spelling words taken from the series. I added on more spelling words to make 10 regular spelling words and then added bonus words as well. In the beginning of the year lessons there are less bonus words but as the spelling list progress so do the bonus words.
The second list is an above grade level list for your students who are ready to move on and spell more within the same phonics principle. For example if the spelling words are short /a/ for the week the above grade level list will just be a harder set of short /a/ words.
To determine which students study which list I have my students take a pre-test either on Friday after their spelling test or first thing Monday morning. If they get 9/10 or 10/10 words correctly then they are on the above grade level list. If you don’t think you have enough time each week to do a pre-test then simple divide your students by their reading level. Your top 2 reading groups should be able to handle the above grade level list and your other reading groups can study the on grade level words.
I'm printing, laminating, and cutting to get ready for the school year! I still have 2 weeks left and plenty to do! I have a stool to paint, crate chairs to finish up, and putting it all together to get ready for Meet the Teacher.
I'm not too fussed though because I'm been making something else...non school related but very yummy. I just got this fabulous mixer as a wedding gift and I love using it! It is the only appliance I use in the kitchen!
Delicious chocolate chip cookies!
Hope you are having a marvelous Monday! Enjoy these last few ones before we have to wake up and be at school!