Each Monday will begin with a pretest. This is meant to be a qucik assessment of what the children already know prior to instruction. For that reason you should not be alarmed due to the possible low scores that may come home in Monday homework folders. We celebrate the fact of being familiar with just one of the new words!
On Monday we will read the story from our Word Wisdom book together which introduces the week's ten words in context. The bookwork will also be assigned, usually three pages, to be completed as homwork. This will be due on Thursday of each week when we will go over it together in class. Finally, there will be a post-test each Friday. Students need to study and prepare for this test each week. The goal of this program is to increase and and enrich the student's vocabulary; thereby strengthening their reading, writing and thinking skills. In addition we keep a Word Wisdom Sightings poster where students can note Word Wisdom words they encounter throughtout their lives. This keeps us connected to and thinking about the words we learn all throughout the school year.
Be sure to ask your child about Word Wisdom today!