This unit includes 30 weeks of spelling tests appropriate for First Grade students. Each week, there are 10 words that follow a spelling pattern and 2 sight words. I give a pre-test on the BLUE list of words to all students. If a child scores a 90% or higher, I give them the RED (challenge) list of spelling words that week.
These tests also include a dictated sentence. The sentence has the two sight words included as well as one or two patterned words from that week. There are also boxes at the bottom with +, ✓, or – to make it easy to grade capitalization, punctuation, spelling, and neatness.
Included in this packet:
1. Directions of how I use this in my classroom. 2. Overview of the spelling patterns each week.
Weeks 1. short /a/ 2. short /e/ 3. short /i/ 4. short /o/ 5. short /u/ 6. digraph /sh/ 7. digraph /ch/ 8. digraph /th/ 9. digraph /wh/ 10. short vowel review with /ck/ 11. beginning blends 12. beginning blends 13. inflectional endings -ed, -ing 14. silent e 15. long /a/ a_e, ay, ai 16. long /e/ ee, ea 17. long /i/ i_e, ugh 18. long /o/ o_e, oa, ow 19. long /u/ u_e, ue, ew 20. plurals -s and -es 21. y as a vowel long /i/ and long /e/ 22. r-controlled ar, or 23. r-controlled er, ir, ur 24. diphthongs (oo) book (oo) fool 25. diphthongs ow, ou 26. diphthongs oi, oy 27. beginning blends (triple) 28. contractions 29. soft /c/ and /g/ 30. /nk/ -ank, -ink, -onk, -unk
3. Spelling pre-test. 4. Spelling test. 5. Recording sheet. 6. 30 weeks of spelling tests (two different levels for each spelling pattern). Blue list is at grade level. Red list is a challenge list. 7. Teacher list with words to give the tests as well as the dictated sentence.
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