Since all three of us are specialists on our campus, we often have teachers ask us for ideas, activities and/or mini-lessons for their word-work time. Being the Word Nerds that we are, we are always happy to help our classroom teachers with spelling/reading/writing ideas for their students!!
All of our activities are based on skills included in our Spelling Lessons on TpT. The activities are geared toward grades K-3.
We have included word cards with missing phonemes in different positions of a word. Students must use their auditory & visual memory to figure out which spelling they must use to spell each word correctly. To make this easier for your students, we've designed Spelling Rule Posters as a resource to for your students to refer to all year long when spelling, writing and reading.
Here's another activity I didn't mention last night:
I-Spy -students use the spelling pattern puzzle kids around the room/school "spying" words with that pattern. They could also do a word hunt using magazines, newspapers, etc. Keep track of the word in a word list to use for writing.
All of the activities are hands on and can be used for independent and/or whole group activities.
Watch this video from last night's scope to see these activities in action:
I laminate the cards and put them on a ring as I introduce a new rule. Students have a hook on the side of their desks in their classroom (I use Command Hooks). I am a true believer in the saying, "out of sight, out of mind", so this way the task cards are visible and won't get lost in the "abyss" otherwise known as the inside of their desks :)
All of these activities and resources are on SALE today (Wednesday, Aug. 19th) at the Site-Wide TpT sale!!
Be sure to use the code "MORE15" when checking out to receive even more of a discount on your purchase!!
Hope this post was helpful to you!
We love spelling and want to make it easier for teachers to build that solid foundations for spelling, reading and writing for all their students!
Wishing all of you a FANTABULOUS start to your school year!!