KidsSpell.com is the free and fun way to improve ability to learn and retain spelling words. Teachers can load students’ spelling words, creating customized spelling practices. Additionally, you can use one of the over 350 preloaded spelling lists with over 6,600 words. The spelling games have been designed to improve spelling abilities in a fun way. Lists begin with lesson # 1, which are age appropriate for a 6-7 year old, and progress through lesson # 412 which is age appropriate for ... Read More about KidsSpell.com Spelling Lists and Games Guide
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Spelling patterns and generalizations are the basis of teaching students to read and write. People often believe that there aren't spelling patterns in English because there are so many "exceptions" to the rule. This is why we add "generalizations" to the end of spelling patterns. English is a language made of multiple other languages, but there are still general rules that many words follow. Students need to know the sounds these words should make, the "rule" and then they sounds they might ... Read More about An Argument for Teaching Common Spelling Patterns Again
I used this menu in third grade (though it could be adapted easily by other grade levels as well), and the students, parents, and administrators loved it! I love menus for differentiating and allowing student choice with guidelines in place. The freebie menu packet below comes with a basic plain template with no graphics, along with 12 other monthly “themed” pages, in case you want to change things up a bit to liven it up. Want your own copy of the Differentiated Spelling Homework Menu ... Read More about Spelling Menu Homework Packet Freebie!
Students who understand Greek roots better understand how to read and spell larger vocabulary words. They therefore are stronger readers and writers and do better on standardized tests which are full of words with Greek roots. Even though every kid in your class can benefit from learning these roots, not every kid is at the same level. This is why I created this Differentiated Greek Root Words Vocabulary Packet. The four different levels allow each student in class to be working on the same ... Read More about Free Differentiated Greek Roots Spelling and Vocabulary Packets
Every classroom I've ever taught in has students with a wide range of abilities. However, they all need to be introduced to certain spelling patterns. This Long I Spelling Patterns Set provides four different levels of Long I words, each with the same spelling patterns and activities. Students will work on the meaning and spelling of these Long I words. Download all four differentiated levels from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. ... Read More about Long I Vocabulary and Spelling Packets