Monday, September 2, 2013

Spelling Word Practice

Pick a Way to Practice Your Spelling Words:

Demon Cards – Write your word and a brief definition on an index card and then flip the card over and draw a picture of the word.

ABC order - Write your words in alphabetical order.

Rainbow Words - Write your words in three colors.

Backwards Words - Write your words forwards, then backwards.

Silly sentences - Use all your words in 3 ridiculous sentences

Picture words - Draw a picture and write your words in the picture.

Words without Vowels - Write your words replacing all vowels with a line.

Words without Consonants - Same as above but replace consonants with lines.

Story words - Write a short story using all your words.

Scrambled words - Write your words, then write them again with the letters mixed up.

Wordsearch - Make a wordsearch with a friend, then trade and solve.

Surround words - Write your words on graph paper and outline in colors.

Ransom words - Write your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and glue them on a paper.

Pyramid Words - Write your words adding or subtracting one letter at a time. The result will be a pyramid shape of words.

Words-in-words - Write your word and then write at least 2 words made from each.

Delicious words - Write your words in whipped cream, peanut butter, or anything you can eat!

Good Clean Words - Write your words in shaving cream on a counter or some other surface that can be cleaned safely.

Dirty Words - Write your words in mud or sand.

Reversed words - Write your words in ABC order -backwards!

3D words - Use modeling clay rolled thinly to make your words.

Magazine words - Use an old magazine or newspaper and find your word. Cut it out and glue it on paper.

Sound Words - Use a tape recorder and record your words and their spelling. Then listen to your tape, checking to see that you spelled all the words correctly.

X Words - Write two words having one common letter so they criss-cross.

Other Handed - If you are right-handed, write with your left, or vice versa.

Train Words - Write the entire list end-to-end as one long word, using different colors of crayon or ink for different words.

Silly String - With a long length of string, "write" words in cursive, using the string to shape the letters.

Airwriting - Using your finger, draw each letter in the air

Telephone Words - Translate your words into numbers from a telephone keypad.

Flashwriting - In a darkened room, use a flashlight to draw letters in the air.

Newspaper Words - Search a newspaper page from top to bottom, circling each letter of a word as you find it.

30 Second Words - Write a TV commercial using all the words from your list.

Secret Agent Words - Number the alphabet from 1 to 26, then convert your words to a number code.

Etch-A-Word - Use an Etch-A-Sketch to write your words.

Morse Code - Convert your words to Morse Code.