Kelly KingsleySpelling Curriculum Plan and AssessmentsAugust 11, 2009I will be assessing my students for baseline data using the
Words Their Way
QualitativeSpelling Inventories (primary, elementary, and upper).
“Spelling inventories not only offer information about students‟ spelling stages and their knowledge of orthographic features, but
also offer information about their reading. Studies show that scores on these inventories areconsistently related and predict reading achievement at all age levels from kindergartners
through adult learners” (Bear, 2008).
The traditional portion of my curriculum plan will be lessons from the
TrophiesSpelling Practice Book. Lesson 1 will cover words with short a and short e. Students will work with word meanings, opposites, proofreading and riddles. Lesson 2 will cover the short vowels i,o and u. Lessons will involve synonyms, picking the correct spellings, proofreading, andrhyming. Lesson 3 will work with long vowels a and e. The students will be required to findopposites, sentence completion, picking the correct spellings, proofreading, and filling in thecorrect vowel spellings. Lesson 4 will cover words with long vowels i and o. Students will work with word meanings, sentence completion, rhyming, poetry, and proofreading. Lessons willcontinue after the four week session of integrated instruction. Lesson 10 covers words with /ou/.Lessons will involve sentence completion, proofreading, word puzzles, and finding smallerwords in the list words. Lesson 11 will work with possessives and plurals. Students will work with sentence completion, alphabetical order, adding s
,„s, or „ to words, picture clues, and phrase
completion. Lesson 12 will cover words with /o/. Students will complete a story, work withword clues, proofreading, and sentence completion. Lesson 13 will work with long and short