This year we have learned:-ap, -at, -am, -an,-in, -it, -ug, -ut, -en, -et (next week is op, ot)
At the end of each week students take home their independent literacy station work. Students use a literacy work board to know what station they are working on while the teacher is meeting with small reading groups. After you get your child's work back on Friday you can have them share what they did at each station. You can also use the word lists to guide extra practice at home. Here are some fun game ideas:
· Salt/Sand/Flour Tray - spell words using finger or paintbrush (great sensory experience too). Put colored construction paper under the salt, sand or flour to make the letters really pop.
· Use your finger to write the words on someone’s back and have them guess and then have them do it to you.
· Write your words on a dry erase board or magna doodle
· Find these words in your books
· Type them on the computer
· Build them with word tiles or magnet letters
· Make them with letter beads
· Use alphabet stickers
· On a white piece of paper let your child write out the spelling words using a white crayon. Once all words have been written use watercolors and paint to make hidden words appear.
· Paint (or Hair Gel) Bags - Pour paint into a ziplock freezer bag and seal. Use fingertips to write words on bag. To erase, simply squish bag and you are ready for the next word.
· Bathtub Paint - Still feeling adventurous about the tub? Use bathtub paint and write or paint words onto your shower door, tub or tiled wall. It washes out!
· Penny or Coin Spelling - use pennies or other small coins to make letters and spell out words.
· Sing - Use whatever song or beat you like but a simple B-I-N-G-O like song & some clapping works wonders especially on that first day of practicing words. It really helps kids begin to remember those words.
· Partner Spell - take turns adding a letter to spell each word. For example, for the word FUN - child starts by saying the letter F, parents adds letter U and child then completes word by adding the letter N. This requires focus and listening and is a great exercise for elementary aged learners.
· Cheerleader Chant - Give me an S, give me a P, give me an E, give me an L, give me a L - what's that spell? SPELL!
· Make a Video - use the household video camera or even your phone to take some quick video of your child spelling the target words.
· Jump Rope while orally spelling the words.
· Hula Hoop and spell words out loud.
· Bounce a Ball - bounce a ball as you spell words - 1 bounce per letter.
· Jumping Jacks - do jumping jacks as you spell words - 1 jump per letter
· Have child spell and write 2 sets of words onto flashcards and then play a Memory Game with them.
· Which is Correct? Write words on dry erase board and include misspelled words. Have child identify the correctly spelled words.
· Unscramble - use magnet letters or letter tiles for each word, scramble them up and have child put letters in correct order to spell words.