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Fabulous alternative for your greatest spellers
on November 2, 2008
I am using this for those students in my class who breeze through the Language Arts spelling words every week. I give a pretest on Monday. If a student misses fewer than five out of twenty of the spelling words, they study these vocabulary words instead. The book is organized wonderfully well, so that you can assign one root for each week. The author gives you a list of ten words that utilize the root and their meanings (for visual learners), a page with the words and meanings mixed up so they have to cut it apart and match them up again (for your tactile learners) and then a multiple choice test where the students must determine which word belongs in the sentence (very difficult - student needs to apply their knowledge and comprehension of the word to determine in which sentence the word would work.) I highly recommend this book for grades 4 through 6 - it is a challenge for my highest students! Mainstream students in higher grades (7 -8) would still find it challenging.