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  • 3-D Spelling - Students will bring their spelling words to life as they use their classmates' bodies to make letters and spell words.
  • Bendaroo Spelling - Bendaroo's are almost like a pipe cleaner, but waxy and sticky. This would be a good lesson for the beginning of the year.
  1. Block Relay - This spelling relay is a great activity that will get students up and moving as they review their spelling words within a friendly competition.
  2. Broken Chain - Students can identify new vocabulary terms within the story.
  3. Conventions & Spelling - Student will be able to explain and use properly in a sentence: nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
  4. Cooperative Spelling - Students will have to be quick as they work together to figure out the correct spelling of any given word from their spelling list!
  5. Finger painting Words - Be prepared for a messy good time, as students squish and slosh their way through the spelling word list!
  6. Jump and Twirl Spelling - Why be boring? This lesson will help students get rid of some pent up energy by incorporating physical activity and friendly competition into their usual spelling lesson!
  7. Lily Pad Letters - Incorporating game play with spelling words can make this lesson more exciting for students!
  8. Mnemonic Clues - The student will be able to create mnemonic clues to help them remember how to spell difficult words.
  9. Physical Education Spelling Relay - Students will work cooperatively in small groups to spell grade level spelling words while participating in scooter relays.
  10. Pipe Cleaner Spelling - Using pipe cleaners and a word list provided my teacher to allow students to experiment spelling words.
  11. Plural Madness - The following lesson will present a challenge to students in a fun atmosphere. Students compete to see who can make it "around the world" by correctly identifying singular and plural forms of spelling words!
  12. Power Point Spelling - The following spelling lesson can be as straightforward or silly as you want to make it. Be creative! The more interesting the game, the more engaged your students will be.
  13. Root Words, Prefixes, and Suffixes - The following activity will help your students understand how words are made. They will be able to match a root word to the correct prefix or suffix.
  14. Spelling Board - Who doesn't like building blocks? Students will be eager to get their hands on these paper bricks to arrange them into different spelling words and shapes.
  15. Spelling Race - Get ready, get set, SPELL! The adrenaline will be high as students battle it out at the white board to see who can spell the words the fastest.
  16. Spelling Relay - Children will be able to jump-rope from start to finish.
  17. Spelling Shadows - Tracing words has been proven to be an effective tool for memorization. In this lesson, students will have so much fun using their imagination that they will not even realize they are memorizing their spelling words!
  18. Spelling Short i Words - Students will be able to successfully spell, define, and pronounce 100 % of the daily words.
  19. Spelling Sprint Relays - Students will demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior in a physical activity setting.
  20. Spelling Words with Prefixes - : Students will be able to read, write, spell, sound out, and know the meanings of words through prefixes.
  21. The Long and the Short of It - Students excel at using slang while chatting on computers or texting on cell phones. This lesson challenges students to think about the words they use every day and decide if they are a shortened form of another word.
  22. Webbing with Synonyms - This lesson will help students expand their written and oral vocabularies with the use of synonyms.
  23. Where Did It Come From - The best way to understand a word is to go back to its "roots". Students will gain deeper knowledge of their spelling words as they research the origins of their spelling words.
  24. Which Meaning? - Oh, those horrible homophones! Sometimes it is a struggle for students to write the correct spelling for these words. This lesson can help students identify homophones more easily.
  25. Word Seek - Puzzles, un-puzzled... In this activity, students will make a puzzle with their spelling words for their classmates to decipher.
  26. Word Wall Madness - Students will be racing to see who is able to "shed some light" on any misspelled words they see on the word wall. Who can spell them correctly?

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  1. Clouds of Spelling Words- The students receive a folded piece of paper and copy the spelling words onto the paper with a word in each block. They then trace the spelling words four times with four different colored crayons. This is a kinesthetic way to practice writing the spelling words.
  2. Colors: Spelling Song- Color words and their spellings.
  3. Euro English- Students read a short essay and cull out the directions. Then the students rewrite the essay using standard English spellings.
  4. Flingo- This lesson is used for learning and practicing flashcard sight words and/or spelling words.
  5. Newsinary- Students will become acquainted with 26 new words through this group of assignments.
  6. Popcorn Spelling- The students will be able to spell all the words given to them at an 80% accuracy rate.
  7. Rock the Boat- As a spelling strategy, the students learn how to divide words into syllables between the consonants in the middle of the word. The students then use this knowledge to play a station activity game.
  8. Sidewalk Chalk Spelling- This is a great activity for a beautiful day when your students are eager to be outside! Here is an idea to help them practice their spelling words and have fun too.
  9. Silent Spelling- This is a good activity for cooperative group learning.
  10. Spelling- Play "Wheel of Fortune"!
  11. Spelling Free Throw- Children love this game. Divide students into two teams. Line them up on opposite sides of the basketball hoop.
  12. Spelling Game "Wolf"- This is a quick spelling game. All children in the class stand to begin the game.
  13. Systematic Vocabulary Development- For the students to understand Letter-sound relationships and learn how to look for patterns in words and to use these learned words to decode unknown words.
  14. Window Shade Vocab and Spelling- One way to teach vocabulary is to take roll- down window shades and attach them to the walls. Then, write each vocabulary word on a post-it note and place all the post-its on the window shade.
  15. Word beginnings are crucial in spelling- Ideas for s-, sc-, c-, w-, wh- words.