Concerns with AR Projects
Several People have expressed concern over the AR Projects.
- The grading sheets, now with project descriptions are listed on the blog under resources.
- AR tests are less important after problems last year with cheating
- I do expect your child to read 30 minutes each night and take a test when they finish the book
Concerns with Spelling
Last year 6th grade switched to the the Rebecca Sitton Spelling Program. Sitton spelling focuses on high-frequency words. Words that your students should be encounter everyday in their reading. We don't send home a list of 15-20 words that should be memorized each week and then forgotten. We focus on 5 words then the tests require students to use context and basic word experience to complete the test. We can provide you with a list to study. It's about 500 words long and they will show up frequently in tests through out the year but not every week. If you want to practice I can recommend that you focus on this list of Homonyms.
And this list of basic words
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