Fun online resource
- You can enter your spelling list for the week, and the children can play a variety of different games to help them learn the words, and they can even take a test when they're ready.
Spelling without Pencils
magnetic letters, plastic letter tiles, and/or Scrabble letter tiles
- The children can practice building their words using magnetic letters, plastic letter tiles, or the wooden letter tiles from a Scrabble game. The children look at the word on their list, say the word, and then build the word using the tiles.
Peek and Spell
- Say the word you are about to spell on a white board. Then, break the word down by each sound. Write the sounds as you say the sound. Then, say the word one more time, and let your children take one last PEEK before you ERASE the word and they then SPELL the word on their papers.
Now, our spelling lesson plans for the week look like this:
Monday: introduce new words and write each word one time.
Tuesday: spelling without pencils
Wednesday: peek and spell
Thursday: spelling test
*Spelling city is used as a fun activity from time to time when children need it or ask for it.
*We occasionally will quiz the children during dinner for extra practice, but always try to make it fun!