List for Week
In third grade we have spelling lists based on spelling/phonics patterns and rules. Every week students will be given a pretest which will help to determine their list for that week. If a student scores 90% or higher on the pretest they will be given the challenge list and if they score less than 90% they will be assigned the regular list. When they take their test they will also be given a set of words that are new to them but still follow the pattern. We will not be doing spelling in a 5 day cycle with a test on Friday, instead we will be doing a 7-8 day cycle to allow more time to master the rule.
This list is individualized for each student. Their words should be listed on the list they brought home and in their agenda book. The words are also kept in spelling folders at school.