Week of March 12

This Week’s Feature:

Spelling Pattern: extra-, inter-, intra-

Many words begin with the prefixes extra-, inter-, and intra-, which are prefixes derived from Latin.  The prefix extra- means outside or beyond the usual.  The prefix inter- means between, and the prefix intra- means within.  Watch for words with these prefixes when you are reading and writing.

This Week’s Special Spelling Practice Activity:


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 Friday’s spelling test.


Choose the word sort for your group:

Here are this week’s spelling stories.