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Spelling ideas...
  

Your child might:

 

*Sort their words by the appropriate feature for the week. (ex. Long a and Long o)

 

*Find other words with the same spelling pattern as your weekly spelling words and make a list.  
 

*Look for your Spelling words and features in magazines and newspapers.  Glue them onto a sheet of paper and make a poster.

 

*Make spelling triangles with their words.

 

*Write their words using red for vowels and blue for consonants.

 

*Use scrabble tiles to spell their words

 

*Write each word on two index cards and play Concentration (memory).

 

*Use alphabet macaroni or alphabet cereal to practice their words.

 

*Find creative ways to illustrate some of the words.

 

*Type the words on the computer. Change color or font—anything to make it more fun!

 

*Make a word search with the words.

  

*Write them fancy with marker or crayon.

 

*Write each word in a sentence. Circle the nouns and underline the verbs.

 

*Use magnet letters to practice spelling the words.

 

*Write the words in creative ways: bubble letters, block letters, different colors for vowels and consonants. 

 

*Have your students think of other words that use the same feature being studied and write both the spelling words and the new words in a column.

 

*Write your words in ABC order.

 

*List your words under nouns, verbs, and adjectives.

 

*Use all of your words in a story called One Crazy Day or make up your own.

 

*Go to Spellingcity.com and use the program to practice your words.