Spelling Homework?

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  1. MsDeb

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    Hi All,

    New to teaching....have a new reading program (I'm the only one in my school using it) Reading Mastery. I'm making my own spelling list from this but need spelling HW activities. I have a very low group so I want to keep it simple....
    I have: ABC order, write 3x each, and write a sentence using the word. I need one more HW activity. I thought of writing the word and definition but using a dictionary may be beyond my students at this point (I won't know for sure until I get them next week!). Any easy suggestions that would help prepare them for a spelling test?

    :thanks:
     
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    They have a word shape worksheet generator on this website that I use from time to time for spelling. Maybe you could have them rhyme their spelling word with a word you put on the worksheet.
     
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    I put my spelling homework into a tic tac toe format. Their are 9 different activities to choose from. They choose three to do each week and must make a tic tac toe. I got some of my spelling ideas from here:
    http://hill.troy.k12.mi.us/staff/bnewingham/myweb3/
     
  5. MsDeb

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    Thanks cmcdonno!! I like the word shape generator - I think I'll use this next week!
    Peachyness - Beth's Newingham's site has some great spelling activities! I may try to incorporate some in my mix!

    I love this forum!
     
  6. soflgal

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    I use pyramid words
    (examplre would be:
    f
    fr
    fri
    frid
    frida
    friday

    5 super sentences, ABC order, I also make a word search each week with www.puzzlemaker.com
     
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    what about doing a word analysis-google word study

    it's all about breaking words down into their sounds. We analyze words twice a week, do vocab once, and the last day we do a bubble fill in sheet (think standardized test) that has 3 misspellings and one correct (they get something similar on the state assessment).
     
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    Rainbow Words:

    "Write each spelling word using 3 different colors."

    Later in the year, I will write follow the directions variation:

    "Write the word "Halloween" with a orange and black crayon."
    "Write the word "Elephant" with a gray crayon."
    "Write the word "Beautiful" with your favorite 3 colors."
     
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    Write the words with vowels in one color and consonants in a different color.
     
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    Make interlocking words (looks like crossword puzzle), write a story using at least 5 words, count the number of vowels and consonants (and for older kids, express as a fraction), highlight the letters that make a certain vowel sound, or are silent, or whatever you are studying, write nouns in the shape of the object (like a shape poem).....
     
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    Write a letter to a friend using 8 of your spelling words, draw a picture of each spelling word.
     
  12. cmw

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    I used the tic tac toe when I taught 4th and they loved it. I had 4 different boards on a paper and we used that paper the quarter taht way they had a large variety. I also had one of their activites be a partner activity that we would do before the test. I had about 15 different options for them.
     
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    I'm curious to know more about the 15 options you had?
     
  14. cmw

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    Ok, it took me a bit, but I found it in my basement. I actually had 23 activities.
    1. categorize by prefix or suffix
    2. categorize by syllables
    3. alphabetical order
    4. workbook
    5. 5 times each
    6. words within words
    7. rhymes (P=partner activity)
    8. definitions - P
    9. word sentences - P (HAT-Harry ate toast)
    10. configuration puzzle - P
    11. crossword - P
    12. sentences - P
    13. story writing - P
    14. illustrations - P
    15. word search - P
    16. synonym, antonym, homonym - P
    17. scrambled words - P
    18. analogies - P
    19. puzzle - P
    20. word building - P (apes -p + x = taxes)
    21. missing vowels or consonants - P
    22. classification - P (rat, mouse , rodent)
    23. spell and step - P (word chain)

    :D
     
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    I have a great list of spelling activites typed up. there are about 15 choices, but they can pick any 4 to do and hand in by Friday, the day of the test. PM me and I will gladly send you the document. I have 2nd grade but these can be easily adjusted.
     
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    My students like to make arrows with their words:

    s
    sl
    sli
    slip
    slipp
    slippe
    slipper
    slippery
    slipper
    slippe
    slipp
    slip
    sli
    sl
    s
     
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    We do a triangle but I like that one better because it goes backwards!
     
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    I have them write the word in 2 colors, one color is the consonants and the other color is vowels!
     
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    My kids like to do "Spelling Art," where they turn their words into a picture or write the word in a style of letters that fits the word. For example, two of our words a couple weeks ago were "raccoon" and "beautiful" - so "raccoon" they might design to look like a raccoon, and "beautiful" they would write in pretty cursive and maybe draw some flowers coming off the letters or something. It's just a more creative option for having them write their words; the artistic ones really enjoy it.
     
  21. MsDeb

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    WOW!
    What an awesome list of ideas. You are all wonderful!
    I have no lack of activities for my students now. I've tried a few already and they love them! Thanks!
     

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