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Spelling Suggestions

 

A "DOG-GONE"

GOOD WAY TO

PRACTICE

SPELLING WORDS

SPELLING SUGGESTIONS

Remember to complete a spelling quiz at home EVERY Thursday evening!

2 Color Words:

When writing list words, write vowels in one color and consonants with another color.

Example = SOLID

Silly Sentences:

Write 10 silly sentences using 2 spelling words in each sentence.

Variation: Write a short, silly story using all of your spelling words.

WORD MAGIC:

Choose 10 words. Write the word once, then write it a 2nd time without the first letter, then write it without the first two letters. Repeat until the whole word disappears.

Example = Spell, _pell, _ _ ell, _ _ _ ll, _ _ _ _ l, _ _ _ _ _

Shortest to Longest:

Count the # of letters in each word. Then write the words in order from shortest to longest.

ABC ORDER:

Write your spelling words in alphabetical order.

Variation-write in reverse abc order.

ANTONYMS AND SYNONYMS:

Write your spelling words in a column. Then write antonym or synonym next to each word.

Example: SPELL MISPELL (antonym) HAPPY CHEERFUL (synonym)

Remember--antonyms have opposite meanings, synonyms have same meanings.

LOOK IT UP:

Look up 10 list words in the dictionary. Write the word and the guide words from the same page.

Example: Spell is the list word----Sail/Top are the guide words at the top of the page. The word spell is found on the same page as the words sail and top.

PICTURE WORDS:

Choose 10 words and create a picture with them. Be sure to label the pictures that match your spelling words.

WORDS IN WORDS:

Write your spelling words, then write as many words as you can discover from that word. NO SCRAMBLING!

Example: UNBEARABLE = BE, BEAR, EAR, A, ABLE

TELEPHONE WORDS:

Write each spelling word. Then translate each word into numbers froam a telephone keypad. Example = SPELL (77355)

PYRAMID WORDS:

Write the first letter of the spelling word. Write dthe first tw letters of the spelling word below it. Then write the next three letters etc.

Example:

S

SP

SPE

SPEL

SPELL

CLOUD WORDS:

Write each spelling word in puffy cloud-like letters.

Example =


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