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Third Grade Phonics-Based Spelling w/Weekly Lists & Tests-Dyslexia Friendly-Flex

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Reading Success Academy by Paula Smith
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Weekly spelling class for 3rd-grade level students focusing on phonemic awareness. Pre-recorded lessons. Students can master the spelling of 25 new words each week. Multi-sensory approach. Dyslexia friendly. Based on the Science of Reading.

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US Grade 3
63 lessons//20 Weeks
 Week 1
Lesson 1
Week 1: Words with Long A spelled with -ay, a_e, -aigh, and -ai
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 2
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 3
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
Lesson 4
Week 2: Long A spellings -a, -ea, -eigh, -ei, and -ai
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 5
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 6
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 2
Lesson 7
Week 3: Long E spellings -ea, -ee, -ey like in, "valley, stream, and speech"
Lesson 8
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 9
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 3
Lesson 10
Week 4: Long E spellings -y, -ie like in, "nieces and battery"
Lesson 11
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 12
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 4
Lesson 13
Week 5: Long I spellings -ie, i_e, -y, and -igh
Lesson 14
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 15
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 5
Lesson 16
Week 6: Long O spellings -o, o_e, -oa, -ough, -ow
Lesson 17
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 18
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 6
Lesson 19
Week 7: Long U and /oo/ like in, "amuse, June, tissue, and stew"
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 20
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 21
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 7
Lesson 22
Week 8: Silent Letters like in, "salmon, colonel, wrestle, and subtle"
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 23
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 24
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 8
Lesson 25
Week 9: Endings with -tion, -ment, and -able
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 26
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 27
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 9
Lesson 28
Week 10: Focus on Long Vowels in multi-syllable words
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 29
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 30
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 10
Lesson 31
Week 11 Homophones
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 32
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 33
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 11
Lesson 34
Week 12: Prefixes re-, dis-, and un-, like in "recycle, disappear, and unreal"
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 35
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 36
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 12
Lesson 37
Week 13: Prefixes mis-, over-, pre-
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 38
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 39
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 13
Lesson 40
Week 14: Words with endings -ly, -ful, and -less
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 41
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 42
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 14
Lesson 43
Week 15: Words ending in -er, -ier, -est, and -iest
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 44
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 45
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 15
Lesson 46
Week 16: -ed and -ing endings like in, "capitalizing, excelling, and dismissed"
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 47
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 48
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 16
Lesson 49
Week 17: Irregular plurals like in, "echoes, thieves, moose, people"
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 50
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 51
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 17
Lesson 52
Week 18: Words with special endings
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 53
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 54
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 18
Lesson 55
Week 19: Words with Soft C and Soft G
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 56
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 57
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 19
Lesson 58
Week 20: Words with -en or -on endings
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 59
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 60
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
 Week 20
Lesson 61
Week 21: Contractions
Introduction of the word list. I will model how students should sort their list to best learn the spellings. Word usage and age-appropriate definitions will be discussed. Student-Teacher interaction following this video lesson includes sharing the sorted list and creative sentences with the teacher for feedback.
Lesson 62
Spelling for the Visual Learner
I will model how to add color and shapes to the spelling words to identify where all the sounds are in the words and how each sound is spelled. (Colored pencils or fine-tipped markers are highly recommended when following this lesson!). This video session also addresses study skills so that students learn how to study effectively for their spelling tests. Many of these skills carry over to many academic classes as well.
Lesson 63
Review and Spelling Test
I will briefly provide instruction on words that students frequently struggle with so they remember those spellings on the test and beyond. After a refresher on those frequently misspelled words from the list, a spelling test is given. Students are expected to follow the video to write the spelling words as they are called. Students will write the spelling words and follow along with me to check their work for accuracy.
1. Students will learn the proper spellings of third-grade-level words and their usage in the English language. 

2. Special focus on phonemic awareness, homophones, and words that just don't fit the "rules".

3. Students will gain confidence in their spelling, reading, and writing skills.
I am a state certified Elementary Teacher who has become aware of the absence of structured spelling instruction in the schools today. In my private reading tutoring practice, I have watched my students become strong and independent spellers by using my approach.
Homework Offered
Daily homework is assigned to practice spelling the word list.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
On Friday of each week a recorded spelling test is given for students to follow. Students may self check their tests or submit for teacher grading.
Grades Offered
Available upon request. Please reach out if you would like me to offer a grade for your learner.
The method of instruction used in this class is Phono-Graphix which is based on the science of reading and is Dyslexia-friendly. 
Students will only need lined writing paper and a pencil. Colored pencils or fine tipped markers are recommended for the Wednesday video lesson. A spelling list and spelling activity pages will be found in the classroom and will need to be printed.
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
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