• SPELLING BANNER
  •   UNIT 1: WEEK 3

      SPELLING LIST
     Test Date: October 2
     

    1. tuna

    2. duty

    3. lose

    4. few

    5. doom

    6. bamboo

    7. soothe

    8. crooks

    9. hoof

    10. hooks

    11. booth

    12. handbook

    13. prove

    14. mute

    15. amuse

    16. plume

    17. hue

    18. view

    19. bruise

    20. union

     
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    Our focus for Unit 1, Week 1 in spelling is 'short vowels'.

     

    What is a 'short vowel'? 
     

    A 'short vowel' is one that does not generate the vowel's long sound. In other words, the short vowel does not say its name. Here are a few examples:

     

    /u/  purr (short vowel sound) vs pure (long vowel sound)

    /e/  met (short vowel sound) vs meet (long vowel sound)

    /i/   rid (short vowel sound) vs ride (long vowel sound)

    /a/  mat (short vowel sound) vs mate (long vowel sound)

    /o/  rot (short vowel sound) vs rote (long vowel sound)

     

    Notice that some short vowel words have more than one vowel that makes the short vowel sound.

    Examples: laugh, bought, been.

     

     

     

    Your turn!

     

    Make a list of 5 words for each vowel that contain short vowels. Then see if you can find the words' long vowel partner as seen in the examples above. Let's get started!

     

    /a/   bat vs bait; scat vs skate

    /e/   been vs bean; ten vs teen

    /i/    mitt vs might; fit vs fight

    /o/   bought vs boat; rod vs rode

    /u/   mutt vs mute; cut vs cute

     

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    SCHEDULE BANNER

    Unit 1 Test Dates:
       Week 1:  September 17
       Week 2:  September 24
       Week 3:  October 2
       Week 4:  October 11
       Week 5:  October 24
       Week 6:  10/25-10/31 Off
     
    Unit 2 Test Dates:
       Week 1:  November 7
       Week 2:  November 15
       Week 3:  November 28
       Week 4:  December 10
       Week 5:  December 18
       Week 6:  12/19-1/1 Off
     
    Unit 3 Test Dates:
       Week 1: January 8
       Week 2: January 16
       Week 3: January 25
       Week 4: February 4
       Week 5: February 12
       Week 6: 2/13-2/19 Off
     
    Unit 4 Test Dates:
       Week 1:  February 26
       Week 2:  March 6
       Week 3:  March 22
       Week 4:  April 1
       Week 5:  April 9
       Week 6:  4/10-4/16 Off
     
    Unit 5 Test Dates:
       Week 1:  April  24
       Week 2:  May 2
       Week 3:  May 10
       Week 4:  May 20
       Week 5:  May 29
       Week 6:  5/30-6/7 Off
     
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