Word work will be given each week to help your child practice their Memory Words (non-decodable words - not spelled the way they sound) and their Pattern Words (decodable - follow the phonics skills being studied). Guidelines, activities/homework assignments and additional activities are below. All homework should be completed in the W.I.L.T. book directly after the day's entry. (Please do not skip or tear out pages in W.I.L.T.)
Homework (See W.I.L.T. for the # to be completed)
#1 Read and write your memory words 3 times each. Remember to form your letters correctly.
#2 Write a sentence using two or more memory words. Remember to use a capital to begin your sentence and the correct end punctuation.
#3 Clap, chant or sing-spell your memory words as you write them 3 times each. See Chants/Cheers page in back of W.I.L.T.
#4 Write a rhyming sentence using 2 or more pattern words. Remember to use a capital to begin your sentence and the correct end punctuation.
#5 Read and write your pattern words 3 times each. Remember to form your letters correctly.
#6 Have a parent give you a practice quiz or have a spelling bee to review your words.
Some children require extra practice to master words. Some suggestions are flash cards; concentration games; tactile practice with clay, Playdoh, shaving cream, etc.; use of a whiteboard or chalkboard, magnetic letters or MagnaDoodle; typing words on the computer; create a word collage using computer clipart or cut/paste words from newspapers or magazines.