Word study will be given weekly in class and typically follow the same schedule each week (exceptions will be noted in class due to school breaks, vacations, snow days, etc...). On Monday students will preview a given word part, review their word study list for the week, rate their knowledge of the words, and will be assigned their word study HW. Word Study HW will be due and graded on Wednesday. On Wednesday we will also review word study and answer questions about the words. On Friday students will be quizzed on the words. Throughout the week students may also receive additional review and enrichment activities to supplement our word study. It is important that students are prepared by completing their HW, studying their words nightly, and bringing their materials to class daily. After every two units of study, we will typically review our previous word study which may include a test, project, or other review activity. Make sure to keep your past word study HW in your Language Arts folder!
Some Tips for Word Study:
- Students should use the following online resources as needed:
http://www.merriam-webster.com/, http://www.google.com/dictionary, http://dictionary.reference.com/, http://teacher.scholastic.com/dictionary/, or http://dictionary.cambridge.org/
- When locating a challenge word for the week (if part of the student's HW), students should make sure the word they are using relates to the word part we are studying in class.
- Students are responsible forkeeping and saving their weekly word study HW in their Language Arts folder. We will use word study again for unit tests, writing, etc...
- Students are responsible for recording their word study words on their word walls. Students should also remember to "re-rate" their words on Fridays before their quiz. We will go over these procedures in class.
Student Personal Word Wall Sheet