Spelling activities

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  1. sgog

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    I use 'Words Their Way' for spelling so each student is on a different list. What are some great hands on word work activities for students to do with spelling words independently? I currently have magnets, wiki sticks and white boards.
     
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    I play this game called Pumpkin to practise spelling and kids love it as long as you tailor the words to their level. They all stand up in a circle and you give a word to spell e.g. dog. The first kid says D, second kid says O, third kid says G, fourth kid says Pumpkin. Then you give another word and the fifth kid starts the cycle. If a kid spells it wrong e.g. second kid says A instead of O, then he sits down and third kid says O, fourth kid says G and fifth kid says Pumpkin. If there's too long a pause, say countdown from 5, then the kid sits down too. Last kid standing gets a prize. The kids are very quiet because they have to hear which letter is being said and they always ask for a rematch. I'd love to know if you try this game and it works for you!
     
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    Shaving cream....spread on desks or trays, practice writing words (plus it makes the room smell great!)
    Write words in sand in trays
    Read the room for words that fit pattern
    Websites: spelling city or puzzlemaker
     
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    Read it, build it, write it. I do this on a file cabinet - I put an index card with the word written on it, then next to that the student builds it with magnetic letters, then after that they write it with an expo marker on a magnetic sentence strip
     
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    Worksheets from other English speaking countries (from the Internet or perhaps trade with another teacher) can provide an extra challenge as often one or two words/pictures in the worksheet will use a commonly used word or phrase in that country that differs in your country. My third graders loved it when they'd work through a simple phonics paper, then suddenly come to a picture where the common American word did not fit the prescribed phonics rule. On one worksheet, a couple of students even outsmarted the paper by coming up with another word that fit.

    A laminated crossword puzzle for dry erase markers can be a fun group activity.
     
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    Jul 14, 2017

    Soooo many.
    play dough
    sidewalk chalk
    water paint outside
    Microsoft word
    blocks
    legos
    worksheets from tpt
    beans, pumpkin seeds
    pipecleaners
     

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