My daughter's weekly first grade spelling lists typically contain fairly ordinary words. Often the lists focus on word families or include frequently used words. Normally my daughter breezes through the lists without much difficulty. However, last week during the pre-test, she struggled with the word "whiz." What a strange word! I can't recall the last time I used the term myself, and I'm sure that previously to the test, it was not a word in her own personal vocabulary. At least she made a gallant effort to spell the word phonetically.
Then, lo and behold, this weekend my daughter read aloud Cynthia Rylant's The Case of the Baffled Bear from The High-Rise Private Eyes series. Ironically, this wacky spelling word appears on page 21!
"I've seen you guys whiz through town on your bikes," said Bunny.
Perhaps the term is used more often than I thought. Whatever the case, my daughter now has the word down pat and is on her way to becoming a true spelling whiz!
Do you have any unusual spelling word stories to relate? Please do tell!
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