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Archive for January, 2009

Vowels and Consonants

January 29, 2009
Vowels and Consonants

With this activity your child will reinforce which letters are vowels and which are consonants using his spelling words. It is great tool for visually learners and doesn’t take much time. Vowels and Consonants Lesson Materials: spelling words from group A lined paper crayons or markers Vowels and Consonants sheet PDF Your son will write each spelling...
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Rhyming Words

January 29, 2009
Rhyming Words

Cat, mat, sat, fat, bat, zat…children love to make words rhyme and the sillier the words are, the better. Your child can find words, or make some up, that rhyme with each of his spelling words. Rhyming Words Lesson Materials: spelling words from group A pencil and paper (download for $1) rhyming dictionary (optional) Have your...
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Songwriter

January 29, 2009
Songwriter

Any budding songwriter or American Idol fan would really get into this activity! Your child can write a song (it can be using a familiar tune just changing the words and the meaning) using all of her spelling words and then, if she would like, design a CD cover. Songwriter Lesson Materials: tape recorder with...
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Commercial

January 29, 2009
Commercial

Creating a commercial is an excellent way to let your young performer express himself. Your son can make a live action commercial for some product, real or imagined, using all of his spelling words. Commercial Lesson Materials: video camera (optional – but watching it afterwards is definitely fun AND he will be hearing his spelling...
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Comic Strip

January 29, 2009
Comic Strip

If your child enjoys drawing or making people laugh, making a comic strip using all of his spelling words would be a great outlet for his imagination. It’s like a story but with pictures to help lead the story along. Comic strips are a great way to combine his spelling words and their meaning in...
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Write a Story

January 29, 2009
Write a Story

This is an opportunity for your child to create a story using all ofhis spelling words. Think about all the imaginative stories that your son already shares with you. Now he can do it with an added purpose. Write a Story Lesson Materials: pencil journal paper (download for $1) spelling words from group A highlighter...
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Alphabetical Order – in Reverse

January 29, 2009
Alphabetical Order – in Reverse

Having your child sort his spelling words in reverse might be a bit tricky, but really requires your son to focus on each letter of each word. This activity definitely requires your child to know his alphabet forwards, to do it backwards. This activity would probably be too frustrating for young children but a nice...
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Alphabetize the Words

January 29, 2009
Alphabetize the Words

Alphabetizing is a skill children need in order to look information up in dictionaries or encyclopedias and having your child alphabetize his spelling words would give him an opportunity to use it. This is great practice for learning alphabetical order and it has your child looking at his spelling words differently. Alphabetizing Spelling Words Lesson...
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Alphabet Pasta

January 29, 2009
Alphabet Pasta

Using uncooked alphabet pasta to have your child spell hisspelling words will feel more like a treasure hunt than work. It would be like putting together a puzzle looking for the correct letters with all the pasta mixed together. Also, it is great for fine motor development. Alphabet Pasta Lesson Materials: box of alphabet pasta...
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Scrambled Letters

January 29, 2009
Scrambled Letters

Scrambling the letters in your child’s current spelling words will force him to look at the individual letters in order to decipher what that word truly is. This is a great activity, because your child will be looking at the words and repeating each letter to unscramble the words. Make Scrambled Words Scramble the letters...
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