Friday, November 13, 2009

Our Spell to Write and Read Schedule

I am teaching 3 lessons: a kindergartner (List A at 20 words per week), a 7th grader (List U at 20 words/week) and a 9th grader (List U at 20 words per week). My K'er takes about 15 minutes, my other girls take about 30 minutes each on average. I taught my older girls the charts as they were listed in the WISE Guide Preliminaries. Here is what our SWR days look like. We don't do anything together except the assessment tests monthly. It takes me about an hour and a half three days per week. If my older girls were at a lower level we would be doing 40 words per week and it would take longer. I do SWR with my kindergartner 4-5 days per week.

KINDERGARTEN (15 minutes per day) - I may add more enrichments later in the year as she matures

Day One - Sometimes broken into 2 days
Read all phonograms
Quiz phonograms in WISE Guide Preliminaries
Dictate half of word list
Quiz words

Day Two
Read all phonograms
Word Bank for first 1/2 of list - (Done independently)

Day Three
Read all phonograms
Dictate second half of list
Quiz words

Day Four
Read all phonograms
Timed reading of log words
Word Bank for 2nd half of list (Independent)

Day Five
Read phonograms
Index cards for all words in list
Oral sentences
One written sentence

Day Six
Test phonograms
Test word list


7TH AND 9TH GRADERS - (30 minutes per day) - Separate sessions

Day One (We break into 2 days if new chart is long)
WISE Guide Preliminaries: Quiz phonograms, Rule Review
Teach new chart, if applicable
Read phonograms
Dictate list
Collection page words
Quiz list

Day Two
Read phonograms
WISE Guide Enrichments

Day Three
Phonogram test
List test

Day Four - (Girls together)
Assessment test monthly

I found trying to combine was too cumbersome for our family so I just keep them all separate.


Renae said...

Thank you for sharing this. I'm printing it out to help me with my planning. I have two girls learning to read and a seventh grader, so the schedule is perfect.

Hidden Jewel said...

You are very welcome. I wish you well in your endeavor. The farther I get into SWR, the more I see the sense of it.

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