My second grader is a pretty good reader, and because of that it’s hard to find a grade level spelling curriculum that includes words she doesn’t know how to spell. I really liked some of the spelling curriculum books out there, but the word lists were never quite right for her.
I prefer to have some sort of a plan if not curriculum for each subject. I found myself skipping spelling because it just wasn’t challenging enough for my daughter. So I figured I could make up my own word list and spelling test worksheets and use them, choosing my own words I wanted her to practice.
Luckily, my daughter has started a diary that she writes in every day. I read through what she’s written so far and picked the first 10 words she’s spelled wrong. And that’s what’s on her spelling test this week! That feels like a mom win 🙂