This year in second grade we will continue to use the spelling that is embedded in the Harcourt Reading Program. At the beginning of each Harcourt reading lesson your child will take a spelling pretest based on the spelling pattern being introduced. This day will vary depending upon how many days it takes to cover each reading lesson. The score of the pretest will determine which list of words your child should learn. That pretest will come home the day it is given. The basic list consists of words that fit the spelling pattern being introduced. The challenge list consists of words that fit the spelling pattern but are generally more difficult to spell.
At the end of the Harcourt reading lesson ALL children will be tested on both the basic and challenge list. However, if your child was assigned to study only the basic list, as determined by th pretest, then only the basic list will be graded, out of 12 points. Therefore, any incorrectly spelled challenge words will not be counted against their grade. All children will take the challenge list for the exposure, but their grade is only on their preassigned words.
Super Spelling Homework
"Super Spelling" is given the same day as the pretest and is usually due about 3-4 days after. This assignment will be written on each child's assignment sheet daily until the due date. This spelling homework enables students to use many styles of learning other than paper and pencil. The students are required to complete 3 activities of their choice, get it signed by a parent, and turn it in. The "work" doesn't need to be handed in-only the signed Super Spelling paper with the 3 highlighted boxes. During the week your child will be engaged in various activities in the classroom that reinforce the spelling strategy too.Click here for Super Spelling Homework 1
Click here for Super Spelling Homework 2
Spelling Lists:Lesson 1Lesson 2Lesson 3Lesson 4Lesson 5Lesson 6Lesson 7Lesson 8Lesson 9Lesson 10Lesson 11Lesson 12Lesson 13Lesson 14Lesson 15Lesson 16Lesson 17Lesson 18Lesson 19Lesson 20Lesson 21Lesson 22Lesson 23Lesson 24Lesson 25Lesson 26Lesson 27Lesson 28Lesson 29Lesson 30