Week of October 23

This Week’s Feature:

Spelling Pattern: -ion
Adding the suffix –ion to a word transforms the word into a noun.  For example, if you add –ion to the verb discuss, which means talk over, you form discussion, which is a noun that means an earnest conversation.  Watch for the –ion suffix when you are reading and writing.

This Week’s Special Spelling Practice Activity:

Letter Cards

The spellings of words with suffixes that end in –ion can often be confusing.  Try this activity at home with a partner to help you practice the words on this week’s spelling list.

  1. Write tion on one card and sion on another card.
  2. Have your partner say a spelling word.
  3. Hold up the card with the correct ending.  For example, if the word is exception, you would hold up the tion card.
  4. Write the word or spell the word aloud.

After completing this activity, make a list of words you spelled correctly the first time and a list of words that you need to continue to practice spelling.  Turn this list in to Ms. M., along with your weekly word sort and spelling story.  Do not forget that for homework, you must also study your spelling words for Friday’s spelling test.



Choose the word sort for your group:

Here are this week’s spelling story winners.