Spell-A-Word

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    1. Spelling Word Phoneme Recognition

      To help students recognize letter sounds in a spelling word, lay all of the letter cards that spell out a word on the floor. Have your students step on each...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten

    2. The Spell-A-Word Hop

      Make a word for your students by placing three letters on the mat that form a word such as “mat” or “cat.” Have your student stand below the first letter...READ MORE

      PreK, Kindergarten

    3. Spelling

      Place a word card in the last box. Have students find the letters to spell the word and place them in the first three boxes. Have students take turns jumping...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    4. Rhyming Words

      After doing the Make-A-Word activity, leave a word like ‘cat’ on the mat. Hand a student the letter B card and ask them to place it on top of the...READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    5. Bean Bag Decides

      Place a second and a third letter on the floor mat. Lay down letter cards on the floor that would be good options for the first letter of your word....READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    6. Mystery Spelling Word

      Say letter sounds (that create a word) and have a student find the matching letter cards. Words can be off of students' spelling lists, or words they previously have spelled....READ MORE

      Kindergarten, Grade 1

    7. Spelling List Practice

      Use your list of current spelling words. Scatter the letter cards on the floor. Call out one of your spelling words. Have the first student find and place the first...READ MORE

      Grade 1, Grade 2

    8. Partner Practice

      Have students partner up. You will stand at the front of the class and say a word (from their spelling list, or a previously spelled word) Partners will then work...READ MORE

      Grade 1, Grade 2

    9. Quiz Me!

      Have students get with a partner. One student will take the list of spelling words, and the other student will stand by the mat with the letter cards. Student A...READ MORE

      Grade 1, Grade 2

    10. Spelling Bee Spin-Off

      Students will all stand in a line in front of the letter cards and the mat. The teacher will give students a word. One student at a time will place...READ MORE

      Grade 2

    11. Make a Wild Guess

      Students will all stand in front of the mat. The teacher will place down some letters to spell a word on the spelling list. However, the teacher will leave some...READ MORE

      Grade 2

    12. Speed Round

      This requires 2 mats Split your class into 2 teams. They will make a line in front of the mat. The first student in each line will be going against...READ MORE

      Grade 2