Wednesday, 17 October 2018

List 7 & 8

List 7
thrill
scarf
lunch
sport
south
frown
grow
germ
surf
throat
start
cheese
north
serve
most
any
give
List 8
kick
socks
trust
smell
lunch
twelve
scarf
screen
freeze
cheese
please
grow
float
throat
only
both
here


Tuesday, 9 October 2018

list 5 & 6

  1. brain
  2. brush
  3. dream
  4. praise
  5. grass
  6. grade
  7. smile
  8. smell
  9. scale
  10. desk
  11. skin
  12. spend
  13. do
  14. both
  15. says
  1. crisp
  2. twist
  3. twelve
  4. split
  5. sprint
  6. screen
  7. sqeeze
  8. snap
  9. slant
  10. sleeve
  11. street
  12. swift
  13. again
  14. here
  15. only

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

List 3 and 4

list 3

me
no
shy
try
play
state
west
plus
please
fresh
freeze
trust
was
were
are

list 4
dish
shop
thin
that
those
blend
cloth
clean
flag
float
glad
globe
your
there
said


Monday, 17 September 2018

Spelling List 2

List 2
Rack
Rake
Lick
Like
Back
Bake
Socks
Bikes
Kick
Fake
Rock
Make
Of
What
Have

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

New Spelling Books - New Lists* list 1

List 1

ten
zip
job
left
land
next
jump
name
heat
nine
soap
wave
and
you
I

Psalter Tunes Website

Psalter tunes web site

If you are unfamiliar with some of the psalter tunes that we have chosen for memory work this year, here is a website that has the tunes available in a midi format.

http://www.prca.org/resources/categories/psalter/

I find that it works quite well.

Reading Grades and Guidelines


Reading Guidelines 



When reading orally, I generally listen for the following characteristics to be present when a student reads:

1) Smoothness: reading by good phrasing rather than reading word by word; there should be no pauses unless called for by punctuation or context

2) Alertness to punctuation: stopping at periods, pausing at commas, and raising voice at question marks

3) Volume: reading loudly enough to be heard clearly at the back of the room; holding the book correctly and keeping the head up help the volume to improve

4) Enunciation: saying the words clearly, not mumbling; some will need to slow down in order to accomplish this

5) Speed: reading at a speed that enables the reader to be accurate, smooth, and expressive

6) Accuracy: pronouncing words and reading sentences correctly

7) Poise: having confidence in reading and speaking before others

8) Expression: having good voice inflection to make the story interesting and realistic

Grade Range

A or A- students who read smoothly with proper expression and need very little help

B+ or B students who have good expression but need to sound out words occasionally, or who have to reread from time to time to get good expression

B- or C+ students who need to work on expression, but who know the words or can sound them out quickly

C or C- students who are having difficulty with words and expression

D+ or D students who are struggling and must sound out nearly every word and reread several times before new reading is smooth