Spelling Test

To say that spelling is difficult is an understatement. I have to study 2nd grade spelling words even though I have taught each group of words for a collective 45 days. I also teach spelling rules during Reading and Phonics: like the rule for the soft g sound. If g is followed by an i, e, or y it sounds like a j. I even made up a song about it.

This week my students wrote the story of David and Goliath. I gave them a list of words to help them get started and to feel comfortable writing. At the end of the day on Thursday, the list was still on the board. Bismark raised his hand and said, "You misspelled giant. It needs a g." Yes, I had spelled it with a j.


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