Writing and SpellingWe continue this year with the writing model based on the idea of Writer’s Workshop and Mentor Texts. With our Being a Writer resources, writing lessons will allow time for read- alouds of quality writing to inspire our authors, and a concentrated, dedicated writing block. One of our goals is to build our students’ writing stamina! Spelling units will be administered ever other week, provided that it is a full five-day week of school. Pretests will be given on Monday, and a list of words will be sent home. The posttest will be given on Friday. All spelling assignments will be completed in class.