Looking for Chunks
What to Bring Up

This year, your child is learning that many words share patterns or "chunks" in common. Look for a chunk like "er" and see how many words you can find with it on menus, street signs, or items in your pantry.

Questions To Bring Up

Ask your child, "How can thinking about spelling patterns or "chunks" help you to be a better reader or writer? How are spelling patterns like math patterns?"