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Jul 25, 2014
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"Thanks for the compliment, Liz. BTW, I've refined the linked spelling assessment to cover the K-8 spelling patterns for my curriculum referenced in the post. Here's nice Grades 4-8 instructional scope and sequence for spelling…"
Jul 25, 2014
Liz Phillips commented on Mark Pennington's blog post No Title
"Oh, I forgot to say that the diagnostic spelling assessment that is linked to this post is excellent.  These are the patterns my students need to master if they are to show growth in assessment (formative or summative).  I'm going to…"
Jul 25, 2014
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"Fantastic!  Thank you for posting this.  As a literacy specialist who teaches in a full-inclusion classroom setting for seventh-graders, I have to say the steps listed and the reminder that the traditional spelling pre-/post- test method…"
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The Monday spelling pretest. It's as American as apple pie. Each of my three sons routinely scored 20/20 on the Monday spelling pretest throughout elementary and middle school. They were required to …

The Monday spelling pretest. It's as American as apple pie. Each of my three sons routinely scored 20/20 on the Monday spelling pretest throughout elementary and middle school. They were required to “study” and “practice” these words with an obligatory worksheet, crossword puzzle, or write-the-word-ten-times assignment. They were then tested on these same words on Friday. They learned zilch about spelling from this instructional practice.Fair to say that this common instructional plan makes no…See More
Jul 19, 2014
Mark Pennington commented on Scott Habeeb's blog post The Pre-Test: A simple but EFFECTIVE AFL strategy
"Each of my three sons routinely scored 20/20 on the Monday pretest, just like Kelsey. They were required to “study” and “practice” these words with an obligatory worksheet, crossword puzzle, or write-the-word-ten-times…"
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The Monday spelling pretest. It's as American as apple pie. Each of my three sons routinely scored 20/20 on the Monday spelling pretest throughout elementary and middle school. They were required to …

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The Monday spelling pretest. It's as American as apple pie. Each of my three sons routinely scored 20/20 on the Monday spelling pretest throughout elementary and middle school. They were required to “study” and “practice” these words with an obligatory worksheet, crossword puzzle, or write-the-word-ten-times assignment. They were then tested on these same words on Friday. They learned zilch about spelling from this instructional practice.

Fair to say that this common instructional…

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