I am having trouble coming up with a plan for spelling for the upcoming school year. I will be teaching language arts and social studies to 5th and 6th grade (separately). The kids at my school definitely need all of the spelling help that they can get, but I found last year with my fifth graders that when assigned the words on Monday and the activities througout the week, they still did terribly on the test on Friday. I tried spelling contracts, which most students just didn't do them. I need something that will help these kids to become better spellers, but at the same time isn't the same boring spelling assignments. I considered a word wall but don't know how to go about implementing it. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!