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Need some hints to make spelling better for you students. Well, here are some hints and tips on spelling.
Posted by:Lori #92187

I send this home at the beginning of the year. I hope it helps! Lori

Here are many ways to have fun practicing Word Book and spelling words! They have been gathered from many sources.

1. Paint with water- Dip a Q-tip in water and practice spelling the words on the chalkboard. The words will disappear like magic, leaving the chalkboard clean!
2.2. Shaving Cream Practice-Let your child finger paint on the table tops. Have your child practice their spelling words in the shaving cream.
3. Scratch n' Sniff- Use a new sensation to teach the alphabet or spelling words. Write letters with glue on paper, them sprinkle with Jell-O. Makes a super scratch n' Sniff when tracing over the letters.
4. Adding Machine Tape Spelling-Children get tired or writing their spelling words the same way every time. Try having the students practice their words on adding machine...

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spelling hints
Posted by:melody #65954

I hope these help.

Spelling Hints

A child does not learn to spell by being tested on his spelling words. He learns to spell by practicing and repeating them.
Auditory learners may learn spelling best by repeating the letters verbally by syllables, as in “un, u-n; der, d-e-r; stand, s-t-a-n-d.”
Visual learners may prefer reading the spelling word over and over. Use a dot or space between syllables.
Kinesthetic learners can learn to spell by forming words with magnetic letters or letter tiles, flannel-backed letters or cards with letters written on them, or other manipulative learning aids.
· Any child can profit from worksheets or workbook that has him write the spelling words over and over, often in a fun format.
· You can combine spelling and penmanship by practicing them together.
· Grouping words that are spelled similarly or contrasting homonyms is helpful.
· A...

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spelling practice?
Posted by:jensw #116594

Do you mean 31 Ways to Practice Spelling?

1. ABC Order – Write your words in alphabetical order.
2. Reversed Words – Write your words in alphabetical order – backwards!
3. Rainbow Words – Write each word in three colors.
4. Cheer Your Words – Pretend you are a cheerleader and call out your words!
5. Backwards Words – Write your words forwards, then backwards.
6. Picture Words – Draw a picture and write your words in the picture.
7. Silly Sentences – Use all your words in ten sentences.
8. Pyramid Words – Write your words adding or subtracting one letter each time. The result will be a pyramid shape of words.
9. Ransom Words – Write your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and gluing them onto blank paper.
10. Words-in-Words – Write your words and then write at least two words made from the letters in each...

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spelling practice for home
Posted by:db #85956

I attended a conference last summer. Here are some of the ideas we were given. I sent this home to my parents at the beginning of the year. I told them that this would be a creative way to study their spelling. This is copied from my letter I sent home. Hope this helps.

Read the words on weekly spelling list out loud and ask your child to write each word after you have read it. Stop after each word and check to see if he or she spelled the word correctly. If not, have the child take a good look at the word. Ask him or her to touch each letter in the word, and to say the letter out loud. Then have your child write again without looking. Spelling is mostly a visual process, so it is very important that your child is...

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Posted by:JenniferL #49532

I do all sorts of crazy things with spelling/vocab/word wall words. Nothing requires any preparation...just kids, energy, and their bodies.

Snap and Spell: Say in a chant: "We're gonna snap and spell cap. C-A-P cap" Snap on each letter, clap when you say the word at the end.

Stomp and Spell: Same as above except you stomp on the letters and jump when you say the word.

Cheerleader/Football Players (yes, I know it's sexist...sorry) Girls are cheerleaders, boys are football players. Girls say: "Give me a C" Boys say "C". continue spelling whole word...then Girls ask "What does that spell?" BOys say "CAP!"

Super Star Spelling: I give each child invisible stars that they hold in their hand(ok, it's really air, but they love it anyhow). By spelling the whole word,...

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Spelling contract
Posted by:Diane #62356

Here is a copy of my Spelling contract. All my students seem to love it. I always put one required activity on there, such as a workbook page. They get to choose 3 other activities to complete.

Name __________________________
Spelling Contract

After you complete the 4 activities; staple them together and turn in to the homework box on Friday morning. No late Spelling contracts will be accepted.

Required activity for the week ____________________________________
Place an X by the 3 activities you are choosing to complete.

______ Type your spelling words and print them.
____ Write your words in 3 different colors.
____ Write your words in reverse ABC order.
____ Take a pretest from an adult.
____ Use all your words to write a letter to Superman or another super hero.
____ Make flashcards to study your words.
____ Design a bookmark...

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Spelling Notebooks
Posted by:Tabitha #40950

I have used spelling notebooks in my classroom now for three years and I plan on using them next year. My students use a wireless notebook or a compostition notebook for their spelling.

I go over the spelling unit for the week on Monday morning. For each section I have someone give me an answer and they write it down in their notebook for that section. I go over how to write each part of the spelling unit step by step for two weeks in the beginning of the school year. Once they have it down I just double check when I check their notebooks on Friday morning. I give them the whole week to get the work done. They can work on it when they have free time that way if they have a question or need help I am there to help....

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Spelling center
Posted by:Doni #78111

I have a spelling center. In the center are games (Scrabble, Boggle) and assignment cards. Assignments from the cards are worth 20 points each. Kids have to do 3 assignments, but can do up to 5. Some of the assignments are -
** Write one sentence with each word
** Write a story using all of your spelling words
** Make spelling flash cards
** Complete a spelling word crossword puzzle
** Complete a spelling word search
** Review your spelling cards three times with a buddy (buddy has to sign off each time it is done)
** Play a spelling (Scrabble or Boggle) game using as many spelling words (old or new) as you can. Write the words you spell on a sheet to turn in.

In addition to the center. Each child has to add the spelling words to his/her portable word wall him...

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Spelling Dictionaries & Word Study Notebooks
Posted by:Jane #40068

I use a marble covered notebook for Word Study. The first 13 pages we make an individual dictionary, a letter of the alphabet on the front and back (xyz on one page).

The middle of the notebook is for vocabulary words. Sometimes we work on Greek and Latin roots. Sometimes we have content vocabulary and sometimes we work with 5 new interesting verbs, nouns, etc. Essentially the middle of the notebook is to learn new words and their definitions with less of a stress on spelling.

The last 5 pages I use for individual spelling lists which the children study and work with each week. I only use a 10 word list so the students put 4 lists on a page.

As I look over weekly written work, I highlight misspelled words which the student enters into their personal dictionary. I also have a "Lexicon Line" hanging across...

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Spelling Activities
Posted by:Pam M #45858

I taught second last year and here are some ways we practiced our spelling.
Rainbow Spelling-Writing the words over and over in rainbow colors
Basketball Spelling-Kids(as a whole group) stand up say the word then pretend to bounce the basketball while saying the letters of the word when the word is finished they jump to pretend put the ball in the basket and say the word (my kids loved this)
Hickety Pickety- A spelling rhyme
Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee can you say this word with me---------
First we say it-------- (letter by letter)
Then we clap it-------- (letter by letter)
Then we stomp it------- (letter by letter)
Hickety Pickety Bumble Bee can you say this word with me---------
Another activity I did after my words were put on the word wall was Guess the Word....

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Differentiated Instruction in Spelling
Posted by:Debbie #39732

Hi all,
Another resource for spelling is 'Words Their Way'. You assess their developmental spelling stage, then target words that are appropriate for them. These are in addition to the ideas mentioned of high frequency words, words from their writing, etc. I used Word Matters for some of the groups this year, but this book goes farther. It's a bit of a juggling act on the first day to model the various minilessons but worth the effort.
A spelling notebook of about 40 pages (there are ones that are sewn, just like the marble composition books, just a smaller size and number of pages) works well, the front is for weekly words, the pages are folded in half for two word lists on each page. In the back, the last 13 pages can be used as an ongoing personal dictionary, by labeling the pages from A-Z, then recording their words on...

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spelling ideas
Posted by:Rebecca #37352

Thank you so much Elaine for clearing "spelling contracts" up for me. Here is a list of things I do for Spelling...

**Write your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and glue them on paper. (I bought a box of paper letters--written in different styles--at our local teacher store. I use these as well.

**Write your spelling words forwards, then backwards.

**Write your letters in three rainbow colors (beginning, vowel sound, ending)... or color code however.

**Convert your words to Morse Code, Braille, or choose a few and convert to American Sign Language.

**Write your words substituting a smiley face for the vowel sound.

**Translate your words into numbers from a telephone keypad.

**Let your partner "write" the words on your back using his/her finger (going slowly so you can say...

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