Spell to Write and Read: Black Learning Log
The Learning Log is one of the most important pieces in the "Spell to Write and Read" approach. The students build their own "text book" for logging in what they are learning each year. Now we have made building the book for students 3rd grade and up more rewarding and less stressful. To build the reference pages, the teacher no longer has to give instructions for when to fold, title, or number pages.
The new log has space to cover all the concepts once captured in the stock blank notebooks. It also expands important concepts: 1) Spelling Rules: collection of ck, dge, ff, ll, ss words. 2) Grammar: subject/object pronouns, subject/verb agreement (showing where verbs sometimes follow patterns similar to the plural rule). 3) Derivative Work: Greek and Latin numbers, Greek and Latin roots, prefixes, suggixes. 4) Vocabulary: heteronyms.