When I started this blog I fully intended to post everything I do... Yeah, that was a bit ambitious. So I have decided to start now and focus on one post a week :)
Last week we focused on suffixes. My goal was for the kids to learn the rules rather then just memorize the twenty spelling words. We did some activities with them and I gave all the rules a name. I numbered them and for each activity they did from our phonics program I required them to provide the rule number. Interestingly those who did well on the spelling test were not all the ones that got the rules. However, I do feel it was good because all students walked away from these lessons realizing many words are formed in a certain way and follow a pattern.