Three of my 1st and 2nd graders are ready to move to my evening classes. Here’s one of their spelling drills. They haven’t memorized these words; it’s all based on phonics. I’m not used to having so few students, and the video is a bit sluggish. I’m happy that I was able to get help filming them at all, though. Thanks, Somimi!

They’ve studied English for 6 hours a week for 10.5 months. They’ve covered about 40 spelling patterns, but they occasionally forget some of the less common ones (such as eigh).

voiced and unvoiced

Reading Sandra's shirt

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For a more detailed explanation of how these phonics drills work, see my earlier post on them.