Rebecca Sitton Spelling Program Reference

Rebecca Sitton Spelling Program

Third graders are again working with the Rebecca Sitton Spelling Program. It emphasizes correct spelling in everyday writing, not just for the end-of-the-week test. …

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Mrs. Renz’s 4th Grade Class – Sitton Spelling

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Apple Seeds Newsletter

The latest edition of the Apple Seeds Newsletter “Back To School Special Edition” for August 2007 is now available online. 

If you did not get a notice about it by e-mail, you can visit there and read it as well as sign up to get the next edition by e-mail.

 Part of the newsletter includes locations, dates and times of upcoming seminars and training classes.

Teaching Spelling

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AFFIXES

AFFIXES.Many words are formed by adding something to the end of another word. The added part is called an affix; as ly, added to man, forms manly.   More on affixes

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List of Homophones

Homophones Beginning With G – Spelling Vocabulary Words
gaff, gaffe

gage, gauge

gait (-s), gate (-s)

gamble (-s), gambol (-s)

gang, gangue

gays, gaze

gel (-s), jell (-s)

gene (-s), jean (-s)

gibe (-s), jibe (-s)

gild, gilled, guild

gilt, guilt

 gin (see djinn)

glair (-s), glare (-s)

glutenous, glutinous

gnaw, naw

gneiss, nice

gnomic, nomic

gnu (-s), knew, new (-s)

goaled, gold

gored, gourd

gorgeous, gorges (?)

gorilla, guerrilla

grade, grayed

grate, great

grays, graze

grip, grippe

grisly, gristly (?), grizzly

groan, grown

grocer, grosser

guarantee, guaranty

guest, guessed

guide, guyed

guise, guys

gyre, jire

List of Homophones « Spelling – Teaching Spelling

Homophones Beginning With F – List of Homophone Words · Words in which Y final is changed into ies in the Plural · Words in which f and fe are changed into

List of Homophones « Spelling – Teaching Spelling

This site has many additional lists of homophones. Just use the search box above to search for homophones or “list of homophones” and you will be able to

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Spelling bee protesters: “Enuf is enuf!”

EDITOR NOTE: 

Kind of a funny article -protestors want to make spelling easier so people who can’t spell can fill out job applications.  If you get a job application with the “new spelling” all over it, are you really going to even consider hiring that person?  Are they going to mandate that people who can’t spell must be hired anyway?

 It is probably a good sign that they only managed to get seven protestors to attend.

Spelling bee protesters: “Enuf is enuf!”

By Carl Weiser, Gannett News Service
WASHINGTON — Protesters delivered a message Wednesday to the national spelling bee: Enuf is enuf!
Seven members of the American Literacy Society picketed the 77th annual spelling bee, which is sponsored every year by Cincinnati-based Scripps Howard.

The protesters’ complaint: English spelling is illogical. And the national spelling bee only reinforces the crazy spellings that lead to dyslexia, high illiteracy, and harder lives for immigrants.

“We advocate the modernization of English spelling,” said Pete Boardman, 58, of Groton, N.Y. The Cornell University bus driver admitted to being a terrible speller.

Protester Elizabeth Kuizenga, 56, is such a good speller she teaches English as a second language in San Francisco. She said she got involved in the protest after seeing how much time was wasted teaching spelling in her class.

Bee spokesman Mark Kroeger said good spelling comes from knowing the story behind a word — what language it comes from, what it means.

“For these kids who understand the root words, who understand the etymology, it’s totally logical,” he said.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2004-06-02-spelling-protest_x.htm

And here are some accounts of protests in the years 2005 and 2006.

http://www.spellingsociety.org/news/media2/spbee05.php

http://www.spellingsociety.org/news/media2006/spellingbee2006.php

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Spelling Bee – Arizona Spelling Bee

WHAT IS IT?

Source:  http://www.azedfoundation.org/asb-about.html
The Spelling Bee is an event that challenges children K-8 to utilize their spelling and phonetic skills in a competitive environment. The top 27 spellers in the state compete in the State Spelling Bee to determine who will represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The winner and an escort receive an all-expenses paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete with spellers from all over the nation.

To compete in the Arizona Spelling Bee, finalists must win a series of competitions at local, district and regional or county levels. These top spellers compete in the State Spelling Bee to determine who represents Arizona in the National Spelling Bee. Scripps sponsors the National Spelling Bee.

 The 2007 Arizona Spelling Bee will air on KAET-Channel 8 as follows: April 18, 2007 at 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.; April 23 at 4:30 a.m. and April 29 at 2:00 p.m.

HOW DOES IT WORK?
To become one of the 27 finalists in the Arizona State Spelling Bee, students must win their school spelling bee. They then must win their district bees. Finally, each county holds a bee to determine who competes as a finalist in the state bee. Due to the size of Maricopa County, six regional bees take place. The winner and runner-up from each of the six regional competitions become finalists in the state bee. Pima County sends two contestants to the state bee.

WHO MAKES THIS POSSIBLE?
U.S. AIRWAYS is the Presenting Sponsor of the Arizona State Spelling Bee.

Additional support provided by:

First National Bank of Arizona
KAET-Channel 8
Safeway

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Arizona Spelling Bee 2007

Arizona Spelling Bee 2007

Wednesday, Apr. 18 at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.
Sunday, Apr. 29 at 2 p.m.

Eight/KAET-TV hosts the Arizona Educational Foundation’s Spelling Bee finals in the Eight studios on the campus of Arizona State University. Scheduled for taping on Saturday, Mar. 31, 2007, the bee will bring together the state’s best spellers in grades four through eight to determine who will represent Arizona in the Scripps National Spelling Bee in Washington, D.C. The winner and an escort receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, D.C. to compete with spellers from all over the nation.

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