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From the beginning of time humans have always strived to communicate with others. Now it is your child’s turn to learn how to make his words meaningful for others. Learning different ways to practice his spelling words will make spelling fun and will help your son take the steps needed to become an awesome speller and able to communicate his ideas.

Look through the list of ideas together and let your son select 2 – 3 different suggestions to start with. Let your son select the way he would like to practice. This is really important! Giving your son a choice is important for him to feel he has control over his learning. It’s not a choice of doing spelling or not, it’s the choice of which way he wants to practice.

Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

January 29, 2009
Using Play Dough to Practice Spelling Words

This is an easy way for your child to practice spelling words and it is also great for fine motor development. You’ll Need: a copy of the words to learn a sheet protector play dough (recipe follows) One way to practice is by placing one spelling word (written on 81/2 x 11 paper) inside...
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Bright Ideas

January 29, 2009
Bright Ideas

This activity to practice spelling words requires a Lite Brite but since it can also be used just for fun, it might be a worthwhile investment! Bright Ideas Lesson Materials: Lite Brite black construction paper chalk or light colored crayon spelling words Place the black construction paper on the Lite Brite, securing the corners...
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Shaving Cream

January 29, 2009
Shaving Cream

This is a simple and, for many children, an effective approach to practicing spelling. Using shaving cream at an early age will be a treat for your child and shaving cream feels great on the fingers. Shaving Cream Lesson Materials: shaving cream (the inexpensive kind works great!) tray or cookie sheet with an edge...
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Spelling Practice Unit

January 29, 2009

In the video introduces some different spelling activities that you’ll find here.   As they say on the video, “Keep it fun!”. By keeping the activities fun, it will enhance their learning. Lots and Lots of Spelling Activities There are  many ways to have your children/students practice their spelling words and we have listed...
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Morse Code Spelling

January 29, 2009
Morse Code Spelling

Is your child looking for a little more of a challenge for practicing his spelling words? He’ll find it here! Not only will he be having fun but he’ll also be learning Morse code which has become a world standard of communicating that is still used today. Morse Code Spelling Lesson Materials: spelling words from group A...
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Tongue Twisters

January 29, 2009
Tongue Twisters

Like “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers”, your child can write silly sentences using his spelling words. Tongue Twisters Lesson Materials: pencil spelling words from group A journal paper (download for $1) Let your son listen to a few tongue twisters like “Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers” or “She sells seashells...
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Write Each Word in a Sentence

January 29, 2009
Write Each Word in a Sentence

If your child likes to write silly sentences then this is his chance. Using his spelling words he can write a sentence for each word. This is very similar to writing a story but it doesn’t require all of the sentences to relate to one another. Write Each Word in a Sentence Lesson Materials: spelling words...
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Rainbow Letters

January 29, 2009
Rainbow Letters

Your child can create a rainbow effect with his spelling words by tracing each word using 3 different colored crayons. A simple activity, but children always like the results. Rainbow Letters Lesson Materials: crayons or markers spelling words from group A journal paper (download for $1) Using the spelling words from group A as a guide,...
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Rub-A-Dub

January 29, 2009
Rub-A-Dub

While relaxed in the tub, your child can practice his spelling words! Talk about time management! At the end of a busy day (whose day isn’t busy?), have your son practice his spelling words while he is winding down in the tub. Rub-A-Dub Lesson Materials: bath tub markers spelling words from group A While taking a...
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Toothpick Construction

January 29, 2009
Toothpick Construction

If your child likes to build things, building his spelling words with toothpicks would be a simple – but fun activity! You can have a box of colored toothpicks just for him to use for spelling. Toothpick Construction Lesson Materials: toothpicks spelling words from group A Using the group A spelling cards as a guide, have...
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