Spelling contract

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  1. Nisey

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    This year I decided not to do the convential spelling activities. Another teacher on here mentioned that she does "Spelling contracts". I thought it was a marvelous idea. I know that the kids have to get to 100 points by Thursday. What I would like to know is what sort of activities do you include in a spellig contract, for those who do them. Help!!! :confused:
     
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  3. newoldteacher

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    I LOVE my Spelling Contract!

    I use a plan I found online, revising it for my classroom use. Here it is:
    Spelling Contract

    This is your spelling contract for the week. It is your choice how many activities you complete. Complete one activity per night. Make sure to spell ALL words correctly on each activity.

    A grade will be given that corresponds to the amount of activities you complete.
    Here is how your spelling contract will be graded:
    4 activities = 100%
    3 activities = 75%
    2 activities = 50%
    1 activity = 25%
    No contract = 0%

    Late spelling homework will not be accepted. This homework is meant to help you study for you test on Fridays. Do not wait until Thursday night to do all of your activities. Waiting will not benefit you in any way.
    You can only choose ONE activity from each category.
    You MUST CHOOSE ONE activity from the E or F categories.
    Places to assist you with some of the activities: www.dictionary.com www.puzzlemaker.com
    Assignments Categories
    Write words in reverse ABC order. A
    Write your words 3 times in cursive. A
    Write the words and underline all the vowels. A
    Write the words and underline all the consonants. A
    *Divide each word into syllables. B
    Write the words and cross out the silent letters. B
    Write the words neatly in cursive. B
    Make a set of flash cards for studying your words. B
    Choose 6 of your words and write 2 word forms for each of the words. (ex. Family--- Families----- Family’s) C
    *Make a word scramble and solve it using your words. C
    *Use all of your spelling words to write 10 questions. Each question should have 1 spelling word. Don’t forget your punctuation. C

    Write an antonym for each word. D
    Build words with your spelling words. Try to make at least 10 new words. D
    *Look up your words in the dictionary. Write their meaning. D
    * Using your dictionary, find 10 of your spelling words. Write down the page number and two guide words at the top of the dictionary page. Ex. Lone - pg. 514, loge – long D
    *Classify the words according to part of speech. E
    Cut the words out of magazines and newspapers and make a collage. E
    Write sentences with each word. (Each sentence must contain 8 or more words.) E
    Write a newspaper article using the words. F
    Write a great story using the words. F
    Write newspaper headlines using your words. F
     
  4. leighbball

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    Those are great ideas. What grade level do you use this with?
     
  5. kidsIam

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    I have to agree those activities are neat. I think they can be used in almost every grade level.
     
  6. karrie723

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    I use the spelling contract, I think you might have told me to email it to you. I am having difficulty uploading it to the website though. I did it in Appleworks, so if you have Appleworks then I can email it to you. My husband is trying to format it so that it works through something else..
     
  7. mrs. dub

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    I love the idea of a spelling contract! I already printed it out for my spelling center. Thanks!
     
  8. newoldteacher

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    Glad you like it!

    Though I can't take credit for it all. I know I found it on some site a couple of years ago. I teach 4th grade, but this could be modified for any grade level. Enjoy! :D
     
  9. clarnet73

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    Aug 13, 2005

    karrie, if you're having trouble posting it on here, shoot me a PM or an email and I'll see if I can post it for you... it will be hard for everyone else to open in Appleworks, though, unless they have that program. :)
     

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