Week of November 7

This Week’s Feature:

Spelling Pattern: Latin Word Roots: aud, vis, and tact
Think about these words: audible, vision, and tactile.  The root of each word involves one of the senses: aud means hear, vis means see, and tact means touch.  Some words based on tact refer to an emotional rather than a physical touch.  Look for words derived from these roots when you are reading and writing.

This Week’s Special Spelling Practice Activity:

Capture

Using this week’s spelling list, play Capture with a partner at home. To play this game, first make one playing grid on paper. The grid should be at least five dots by five dots (see the example below). Next, if you are playing with an adult partner, divide your spelling list in half, giving each player five words. (If you are playing with a student, then exchange spelling lists.) Then each player takes turns spelling aloud each word on his/her list. Player 1 calls a word, and Player 2 must spell it. When a player spells a word correctly, he/she connects two dots on the playing grid with a line. If a player misspells the word, no line is connected, and the other player reads the correct spelling aloud. Each time a player connects two dots that complete a square, he/she puts his/her initials inside the square. The object of the game is to spell as many words as possible correctly and to complete the most squares.

The completed game grid will be turned 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 this week’s spelling test.

Choose the word sort for your group:

Click here for this week’s spelling stories.