bumpy, puppy, funny, penny, sandy, bunny, or, because, my, night
also, because, blue, or, other, until
Spelling is an integral part of our First Grade writing program. Our society expects well-educated, literate people to know how to spell correctly. I want my students to understand that spelling is not just for a spelling test on Friday, it is for improving their writing!
Suggestions for Practicing Spelling Words at home:
Because we are all different types of learners the list below contains ideas for verbal, auditory, and tactile learners. Select the methods that are best for your child.
_____Take an oral practice test.
_____Take a written practice test.
_____Write sentences using the words.
_____Make flash cards and practice with a friend.
_____Use clay or play dough to make letters to spell your words.
_____Smooth out shaving cream, sand, or flour and spell your words.
_____Write your words using rainbow spelling.
_____Put spelling words in alphabetical order.
_____Put spelling words in ZYX order!
_____Make a list of words that rhyme with your spelling words (some can be make believe words).
_____Dribble a ball or jump rope while spelling your words.
_____In a dark room use a flashlight to spell your words on the wall.
_____Write each spelling word five times each.
_____Tape record yourself spelling your words. Then listen to yourself!
_____Fingerspell your words to an adult.
_____Write your spelling words on someone's back with your finger.
_____Write your words in the air with your finger.
_____Write your words on a chalkboard or with sidewalk chalk
_____Make a crossword puzzle or word search puzzle with your words.
_____Cut out letters from magazines or newspapers to spell your words.
_____Use magnet letters to spell your words.
_____Use pipe cleaners to make the letters you need to spell your words.
_____Use a typewriter or computer to type your spelling words.
_____Use alphabet cereal to spell each spelling word.
_____Write a story. Try to use all of this week's spelling words.
_____Use pieces of yarn to form each of the letters in your spelling words.
_____ Write your words forwards, then write your words backwards.
_____ Write 10 silly sentences using all of your spelling words.
Click on Spelling City Attachment for a fun way to practice your spelling.