• Word Study 4

    Word Study has taken the place of "spelling" at PES and it is an integral part of our Balanced Literacy program.

    We will be using a curriculum called "Words Their Way". Students will be tested at the beginning of the year to assess their word knowledge. Starting later this fall, students will be given words and spelling rules and/or patterns each week.  Along with studying the words and patterns throughout the week there will also be other homework assignments that allow practice for the sound and/or spelling patterns that we are working on in class.

    Please keep a close eye on your child's blue homework folder. Students should also be bringing home their Words Study spiral notebook every night. They will have a monthly homework calendar that they can work on throughout the week. Word Study homework is always due on Friday but students should be studying throughout the week, even for just a few minutes per evening.