2012-2013 Spelling Contract
This is your spelling contract for the week. It is your choice how many activities you complete. Make sure to spell ALL words correctly on each activity.
Each week you are expected to complete a combination of assignments to total 30 points. For Example: Week 1 you completed write the words and underline vowels (5), write the words neatly in cursive (5), Classify words by parts of speech (10), and write an antonym for each word (10). This will be a total of 30 points. You must also complete a spelling review worksheet for 20 points.
All contract work will be due on Friday morning. Late spelling homework will not be accepted unless absent when due. This homework is meant to help you study for you test on Fridays. Do not wait until Thursday night to do all of your activities. Waiting will not benefit you in any way. You may only do each choice one time per week. Doing the same activities every week will not be allowed.
5 Point Assignment Choices
Write the words and underline all the vowels
Write words in reverse ABC order
Write the words and underline all the consonants
Divide each word into syllables
Write the words and cross out the silent letters
Write the words neatly in cursive
Write your words using one color for vowels and another color for consonants
Draw a picture of each spelling word
10 Point Assignment Choices
Write your words 3 times in cursive
Write your words 3x each in 3 different colors
Make a set of flash cards for studying your words
Make a word scramble and solve it using your words
Use all of your spelling words to write 10 or more questions
Write an antonym for each word
Look up your words in the dictionary and write their meaning
Using your dictionary find 10 of your spelling words and write down the page number along with the two guide words at the top of the dictionary page (Ex. Lone - pg. 514, loge - long)
Classify the words according to part of speech
Write sentences with each word
Write a newspaper article using 10 or more of the words
Write a great story using at least 10 of your spelling words
Write newspaper headlines using your words
Make a word search with all of your words
Write a letter to a friend using all of your spelling words
Create a cartoon strip using at least 8 spelling words
Type your spelling list four times; with each list typed in a different font (Print it out)
Tape record yourself spelling each word and bring in the tape for me
15 Point Assignment Choices
Cut the words out of magazines and newspapers and make a collage on construction paper
Cut out a picture from a newspaper or a magazine and use spelling words to write a story about the picture
If you have questions please ask Mrs. R. Thomas.
2011-2012 Vocabulary Contract
This is your vocabulary contract for the week. It is your choice how many activities you complete. Make sure ALL words are used within the context of the word discussed in class.
Each week you are expected to complete a combination of assignments to total of 20 points. For Example: Week 1 you completed find an antonym and synonym for each word (5), rewrite or paraphrase definitions (5), and research word origins by using a dictionary or online resource(10). This will be a total of 20 points.
All contract work will be due on Friday morning. Late vocabulary homework will not be accepted unless absent when due. This homework is meant to help you study for your test on Fridays. Do not wait until Thursday night to do all of your activities. Waiting will not benefit you in any way. You may only do each choice one time per week. Doing the same activities every week will not be allowed.
5 point Assignment Choices
Find an antonym and synonym for each word
Use analogies to explore word relationships and word meanings
Design a word web to develop and extend the meaning of a vocabulary word
Rewrite or paraphrase definitions
10 point Assignments Choices
Use vocabulary words with a graphic representations (picture)
Sort words using defined categories
Research word origins by using a dictionary or online resources
Describe how words are alike and different using a Venn diagram or T-chart
Create a picture collage that illustrates a vocabulary word
Write a simile or metaphor for half your vocabulary words.
Write sentences for all half of your vocabulary words
15 point Assignment Choices
Create a poem, rap or song that uses the half of the vocabulary words in context
Compare and contrast two or more words based on meaning and usage of the word in a sentence.
Create a radio announcement of a word and its meaning
If you have questions, please ask Mrs. R. Thomas