These bundles include a years worth of weekly word list activities and assessments. At the beginning of the week after I explicitly teach the new spelling pattern, I give my students a word list to practice what they have just been taught.
It also serves as one way for parents to know the new spelling words to practice at home.
There are 21 words per week, and include more advanced sight words, letter combinations and academic vocabulary.
Learning to spell is a fundamental skill that every student should develop.
Spelling often seems to be one of those things that is required and we want to do, but it feels overwhelming because we don’t have resources or know where to start.
I hope that by sharing the activities I use in my classroom and the resources I have created, teaching spelling in your own classroom can begin to feel a bit more manageable and meaningful.
Resources for teaching spelling are often hard to come by and sometimes it feels like with the intense focus on more critical thinking skills in literacy, spelling instruction has become an outdated practice. Years ago, my district didn’t have a spelling program, so my team and I made one ourselves!
But I think we can all agree we all want our students to be strong spellers! I love it so much that I continue to use this program more than 10 years later!
After they have learned all the spelling activities I hang a menu board and they are able to choose whichever activity they’d like during word work.
These activity pages could be used to practice spelling or sight words as a center, morning work, or homework. So while the activity pages I’ve shared above could be used in centers, as morning work, or homework, I know there are teachers who are looking for more.