Spelling Practice Ideas
Here are some fun ways to study your spelling words:
Type 'Em- Type all of your spelling words on the computer. You can e-mail them to your teacher.
Fancy Lettters- Use old magazines, catalogs, or newspapers to cut out letters and glue them doen to spell your words.
Spelling Baseball- Draw four bases on a piece of paper or set up four chairs to be the bases. Pitcher selects a word.
If batter can spell it correctly, he moves forward one base.
If batter cannot spell word, he remains where he is.
Child receives point every time he passes home base.
Spelling Bingo- Each player folds a piece of paper four times so you have sixteen boxes.
Each person makes his own game board and chooses sixteen words from the current list
and past lists (or use the same word more than once). Write one word in each box.
The caller says a spelling word. If a player has the word on his card, he traces
over it with a pen or colored pencil. If the playerdoes not have the word, he turns
his paper over and writes it on the back. For a real challenge, play blackout bingo.
Snowman- Snowman is a non-violent wersion of Hangman. Draw a snowman with hat and
three buttons. Play like hangman, but erase a part of the snowman for each guess.
The object is to guess the word before the snowman melts.
Water Wash- Use a paintbrush and water to write your words on the sidewalk.
Trace Arround- Print one of your spelling words neatly. Take a colored pen and
draw an outline around the word, closely following the shapes of the letters. Close your
eyes and remember the shape. Now try to write the the word.
ABC Order- Write your words in alphabetical order.
Then write them in reverse alphabetical order.
Riddle Me- Write a riddle for each word.
Connect the Dots- Make a square of four rows of dots with four dots in each row.
Before taking a turn, player must spell a spelling word.
If the word is correct, he connects two dots.
When a player forms a squares he can write his initials in the box.
Player with the most squares at the end wins.
Story, Story-Write a story using ALL of your spelling words.
Sentence Please- Write a sentence for each spelling word.
Colorful Word- Use two different color pens to write your spelling words.
Use one color to write the consonants and the other for the vowels.
Do this one more time. Close your eyes and picture the word in your mind.
Now try and write the word with just one color.
Memory Game- Make pairs of word cards. Flip them over and try to match the pairs.
Finger Tracing- Use your finger to spell out each of your words one letter at a
time on your mom, dad, or grandpartents back. Then it's YOUR turn to feel and spell.
This also works well when you trace on the inside of your forarm.
Practice Test- Take a practice test
(this is especially good on Wednesday night before the REAL test)
Scrabble- Use Scrabble tiles to spell your words.
Sing Them Loud, Sing Them Song- Have your parents sing the letters of a spelling word
to you in a loud voice. You echo the spelling and then sing it again softly.
Now BOTH of you sing the word in the voice you choose.