Lesson Plan Title : Jump and Twirl Spelling
Age Range: Kindergarten through Grade 2 (Early Elementary or Primary Level)
Overview and Purpose : 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!
Objective: The student will be able to spell words by jumping when he says a consonant and twirling when he says a vowel.
Have the students stand in a circle. Make sure they have plenty of space. Say one of the spelling words and have them spell it together. When they say a consonant they should jump once and when they say a vowel they should twirl once.
It can be a fun review game or you can make it competitive by having anyone who jumps or twirls at the wrong time sit down. You can also vary the movements. The students can pat their heads, touch their toes, or clap their hands.
This activity will work best if all the spelling words have the same pattern. Students will find that it is easier to remember the pattern when they associate it with a movement.