Thank you Mrs. Linn for posting these two Words Their Way level sorts online:
You are the best!
Today the International Literacy Association (ILA) tweeted: “Are spelling bees more about entertainment than English?” What followed this question was a link to a NPR story titled What is Thamakau?
The article is an interesting read.
Some quotes that stood out to me from the article are:
Recently a local school district was shamed for not sending more participants to the national spelling bee: Newspaper Article Link
The question is are these bees worth the BUZZ? What do they teach us about students literacy knowledge and growth? Who excels at these events? Who are left feeling…dumb?
To bee, or not to bee that is the question. I have my answer. What is yours?