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