WRTR Pacing Guide!!!

PAcing guide - WRTR Pacing Guide!!!

There are different personalities in this world and mine CANNOT function without a pacing guide. I don’t hold tight to them and force a child to go a particular speed, but I need to know the standard path to make good choices. I make very poor decisions otherwise. I need to know WHAT I’m disobeying, right? Each time I make a change, I (personally) need to know what that does down the road.  That factors into my decisions. It’s just how my brain works.  So, if you are one of those, ta-da!!!!  If you are not one of those people, and you will beat yourself over the head with this, you are not invited to do that. Run away!

WRTR Pacing Guide

In general, here is the structure.  You would only need this if your kid took the pretest and COULDN’T skip ahead at all.  Assuming your kid NEVER gets to skip anything via the pretesting placement, this is what you would need to finish on time, if there is such a thing.

  • 3GRD
    • 6 weeks of review/notebooking
    • 20 words a week pace starting with List H
    • pause in wk 24 for adding pages 3-4 and rule 22 to notebook
    • continue at around 20/wk.  Stop just before “field” in list H.
  • 4GRD
    • 6 weeks of review/notebooking
    • 20 words a week pace
    • pause in wk 14 for adding pages 6,8 and rules 20,23, & 24 to notebook
    • continue at around 20/wk.  Stop at the end of List P.
  • 5GRD
    • 7 weeks of review/notebooking
    • 25 words a week pace, Lists Q-U
  • 6GRD
    • 7 weeks of review/notebooking
    • 25 words a week pace. Lists V-Z

How do I do the Week 1-6 review?

You can follow Mari’s “Starting a Spelling Notebook” pattern, but I think you might need to compress it a week to be on target for my pacing.  I loaded the beginnings of the years with that material on the spreadsheet.