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What Spelling program do you use? I used the one that came with Houghton Mifflin, and I really didn't like it. So I'm looking for another program to use. Any suggestions?


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Old 07-15-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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Our team uses Cherry Carl's site for spelling.
http://www.carlscorner.us.com/WOW.htm

There are 5 focus words each week and we also do at least 1 word family each week as well.

We do phonics and word work during class and send a packet for homework. Our packet consists of:
Configuration Station
Sentence Sense
Where are the words? word search
Order in the Court

I also like to print out and copy word cards for the kids to play partner games like memory or "Be the Teacher" where they get to give the other person a spelling test.
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I don't think there is a perfect program. We've used Sitton, but the district has sort of abandoned it for this year. I use high-frequency words (5 per week) and do several activities that tie to previous spelling patterns/chunks/endings, etc. that we may have already studied. Cherry Carl, who LakeTeacher mentioned, is a FABULOUS resource for activites and the materials for them.

But I'm looking forward to seeing what others out there are doing.
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We don't have an adopted spelling curriculum for first grade. However I use Words Their Way and the Dolch list for spelling. I give my students 5 words a week and one bonus word that is a little harder for an extra point.
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Our district uses Houghton Mifflin but I extend with Words Their Way


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We don't have a district-adopted program either. Our unit uses one from Scholastic (think it's called Week-by-Week spelling). It has 6 high-frequency words each week and then we add 4 others related to the curriculum or a word family. We add a bonus word too. The 6 high-frequency words on the list are added to our word walls each week. Every five weeks there's a review week. We like it because it has a homework packet with it that's all set to go.
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Thanks for all of your help guys! I know have some ideas of what to use. Cherry Carl's website is awesome. So thanks!
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Houghton Mifflin also
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but we only have 8 words - how many does everyone else have? Out of my team of 5 teachers, 3 want to add words like HFW.
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