Words Their Way

Words Their Way

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Type ‘Em - Type all of your spelling words several times in different fonts on your computer (if you have one). You can even email them to me at Sharon.breedlove@bcsemail.org


Sign Your Words - Use your sign language to sign your words!


Fancy Letters - Use old magazines, catalogs, or newspapers to cut out letters and glue them down to spell your words!


Spelling Baseball - Draw four bases on a piece of paper or set up four chairs to be the bases. Pitcher selects a word. If batter can spell it correctly, he moves forward one base. If batter cannot spell word, he remains where he is. Child receives point every time he passes home base.


Snowman or Scarecrow (Hangman) - Snowman is a nonviolent version of Hangman. In your spelling homework book, draw a snowman with hat and three buttons. Play like hangman (don't forget to draw the lines to show how many letters the chosen word has), but erase a part of the snowman for each guess. The object is to guess the word before the snowman melts.


Stairsteps-  Add one letter for each step!


ABC Order - Write your words in alphabetical order. Then write them in reverse alphabetical order.


Trace Around - Print one of your spelling words neatly. Take a colored pen and draw an outline around the word.

Write 5x – Write each word neatly 5 times!


 Spelling City – Online: go to the link www.spellingcity.com type in your words and learn, play games, or take a test! Make sure you mix up the order of your words!


Riddle Me - Write a riddle for each word.


Connect the Dots - Make a square of 4 rows of dots with 4 dots in each row. Before taking a turn, the player must spell a spelling word. If the word is correct, he connects two dots. When a player forms a square, he can write his initials in the box. Player with most squares at the end wins.


Story, Story - Write a story using ALL of your spelling words.

Comic, Comic – Download a comic frame from our Spelling web page or create your own to write a comic strip using your words!


Sentence Please - Write a sentence for each spelling word. Check for capital letters at the beginning and punctuation at the end.


Finger Tracing - Use your finger to spell out each of your words one letter at a time on your Mom or Dad’s back. Then it’s YOUR turn to feel and spell.

Colorful Words - Use two different color pens to write your spelling words. Use one color to write the consonants and the other for the vowels (a, e, i, o, u, and y if it says a long i or long e sound). Do this one more time. Close your eyes and picture the word in your mind. Now try and write the word without looking.


Word search- Make a word search puzzle either on graph paper or online. Online: 


Memory Game - Make pairs of word cards. Flip them over and try to match the pairs!


Tux ‘Em– Download TuxPaint for free and type out your words several times! http://www.tuxpaint.org


Scrabble - Use Scrabble tiles to spell your words.


Sing Them Loud, Sing Them Soft - Have your Mom or Dad sing the letters of a spelling word to you in a loud voice. You echo the spelling and then sing it again softly. Now BOTH of you sing the word in the voice you choose!


Alliterations - Do any of your spelling words begin with the same sound? Even if they don't, you can write alliterations for them! Try to use as many words as you can within the sentence that have the same beginning sound -- BUT it has to make sense to be a sentence! Now try saying them quickly. Got your tongue tied?