Spelling Activities

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  1. JennH1213

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    This year my spelling test grades have been horrible! Are there any fun activities you do with your class to help them spell the words? Thanks!
     
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    Our spelling homework had a bunch of activites on there. They could write a story, sentence, letter to a friend using 8 spelling words, write the words 3x each, in ABC order. Then on Thursday b/f the test we played a game called "sparkle"
     
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    I play a game with mine where I hold up a large picture that includes the spelling word. They have 30 seconds to study the picture, before I take it away and they try to reproduce it on their own papers. Then, we go through the pictures, and they get points for different things. For example, if the word was clock I might draw a clock with the letters of the word around the outside. They would get a point for having the word in the right place, a point for spelling the word correctly, a point for showing the right time on the clock, a point for having the right numbers on the clock, etc. They really enjoy it, and I try to draw the pictures so they show something about the meaning of the word, which helps with comprehension as well as spelling.
     
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    Sephernie, how can you apply this to non-concrete words. For example: fair (that isn't fair), saw, went, learn

    Keep in mind our students don't have a good grasp of English vocabulary to begin with. I took a picture of a rake next to fall leaves for the word "fall" and they kept signing rake all week.
     
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