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|Words for the Week of January 21|
Fun Ways to Help Your Children Study Their Spelling Words When rote doesn't work, try something new! If you try one of these at home, send me a note and let me know which one you completed.
ABC order- Write your words in alphabetical order.
Rainbow Words - Write your words in three colors.
Silly sentences-Use all your words in ten sentences.
Picture words - Draw a picture and write your words in the picture.
Story words - Write a short story using all your words.
Scrambled words-Write your words, then write them again with the letters mixed up.
Wordsearch -Make a wordsearch with a friend, then trade and solve.
Wordsearch 2 - Complete a word pre-made search.
Crossword - Complete a pre-made crossword puzzle.
Surround words - Write your words on graph paper and outline in colors.
Chopped words - Write your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and glue them on a paper.
Words-in-words - Write your word and then write at least 2 words made from each.
Good Clean Words-Write your words in shaving cream on a counter or some other surface that can be cleaned safely.
Reversed words - Write your words in ABC order -backwards!
3D words - Use modeling clay rolled thinly to make your words.
Magazine words - Use an old magazine or newspaper and find your word. Cut it out and glue it on paper.
Sound Words - Use a tape recorder and record your words and their spelling. Then listen to your tape, checking to see that you spelled all the words correctly.
X Words - Write two words having one common letter so they criss-cross.
Other Handed - If you are right-handed, write with your left, or vice versa.
Choo-Choo Words - Write the entire list end-to-end as one long word, using different colors of crayon or ink for different words.
Silly String - With a long length of string, "write" words in cursive, using the string to shape the letters.
Newspaper Words - Search a newspaper page from top to bottom, circling each letter of a word as you find it.
Popsicles - Make words using popsicle sticks.
Typing- Type all of your spelling words on the computer or on a typewriter.
Computers- Make flash cards.
Memory Game - Make pairs of word cards. Flip them over and try to match the pairs!
There are many other great ideas. If you have others that you would like to add, let me know!