Each week your child will have a pre- and post- spelling exam. To help your child learn his/her words, they will have an opportunity in class to complete the spelling assignment for the week. What is not done in class will need to be completed at home.
There is a different Tic-Tac-Toe board available each week to change spelling practice activities and to eliminate boredom. If there is a fifth week in the month, your child may choose which board to complete for that week's assignment.
Your child has received instructions in class on how to complete the assignment. In case they forget, details are below.
Directions for Week 1:
Cartoons ~ Create a cartoon or comic strip using at least 7 spelling words.
Typed Words ~ Type your words 4 times, each time using a different font.
Scrambled Words ~ Mix up the letters for 7 spelling words. Write the answers on a separate page. See if a friend or family member can solve the puzzles.
Bubble letters ~ Write each spelling word in bubble letters. Color in the letters if you choose.
Syllables ~ Break up spelling words into syllables.
For example, teacher teach-er
Three Times ~ Write each of your words three times each
Sentences ~ Create a sentence for 10 of your spelling words.
Alliterations ~ Create an alliteration for 10 spelling words. For example, seashore - Sally sold seashells by the seashore.
Square Words ~ Write your words in a square. For example, teachers
t e a
r e h
Directions for Week 2:
Definitions ~ Dust off the dictionary and look up your spelling words. No cheating by using an online dictionary! Write down the definition for each of your words.
Boggle Words ~ Create a Boggle Board. You will need to make sure at least 7 spelling words can be found on the board. Create an answer key on a separate page.
ZYX Order ~ Write all of your words in alphabetical order starting at the end of the alphabet.
Write a Poem ~ Create a poem using at least 7 spelling words
Pyramid Writing ~ Write your words in a pyramid. For example, them
t h e
t h e m
Or get creative, can you build your words in a similar manner but a different shape?
Rainbow Words ~ Write your spelling words in black then trace in 6 different colors to create a rainbow word.
Connect-a-Word ~ Use all of your spelling words to create a picture. The words can have a * or - in between or simply run together. Repeat if you need more words. HINT: Place a picture underneath and white paper on top, staple and then write the words on the outline.
Spelling Collage ~ Search through magazines and newspapers for 10 spelling words, letters to spell your words with, or pictures of your words.
Code Words ~ Create a code for the alphabet. Write your words out in the code. Create a separate answer sheet.
Directions for week 3:
Silly Letters ~ Write your spelling words is silly letters or shapes
In the News ~ Write a newspaper article using at least 10 spelling words
Parts of Speech ~ Write 15 spelling words and the parts of speech
Riddle Me This ~ Create riddles for 7 spelling words
Stampin' Words ~ Use alphabet stamps to spell your words this week
Missing Letters ~ Create a missing letter search for each spelling word. For example, leave out all the vowels. Create a separate answer guide. Find a classmate or family member to solve your puzzles.
Word Search ~ Create a word search for your words. Ask a friend or family member to solve.
Friendly Letters ~ Write a letter to a friend or family member using 10 spelling words
Backwards Spelling ~ Write your spelling words backwards. For example, teacher rehcaet
Directions for week 4:
Silly Sentences ~ Create a silly sentence for at least 7 spelling words.
Similes & Metaphors ~ Create similes and/or metaphors for 7spelling words
Write a Song ~ Write a song or jingle using at least 10 spelling words
ABC Order ~ Write all of your spelling words in alphabetical order
Your Choice ~ Do an activity from any board or create your own using at least 7 spelling words!
Stencil Words ~ Write all spelling words using stencils
Create a Crossword Puzzle ~ Create a crossword puzzle using at least 10 spelling words
Write a Story ~ Use at least 10 spelling words to create a story
Rhyming Words ~ Find rhyming words for all of your spelling words (you may have to be like Dr. Seuss and create your own!). Write both words on your paper.