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Here are some ways to study your spelling words! If you

choose one a night you will be ready for

Friday’s spelling Test

Fancy Letters - Use old magazines, catalogs, or newspapers to cut out letters and glue them down to spell your words!

Spelling Baseball - Draw four bases on a piece of paper or set up four chairs to be the bases. Pitcher selects a word. If batter can spell it correctly, he moves forward one base. If batter cannot spell word, he remains where he is. Child receives point every time he passes home base.

Water Wash - (Warm day required!) Use a paintbrush and water to write your words on the sidewalk!

Trace Around - Print one of your spelling words neatly. Take a colored pen and draw an outline around the word, closely following the shapes of the letters. Close your eyes and remember the shape. Now try to write the word.

ABC Order - Write your words in alphabetical order. Then write them in reverse alphabetical order.

Riddle Me - Write a riddle for each word.

Connect the Dots - Make a square of 4 rows of dots with 4 dots in each row. Before taking a turn, the player must spell a spelling word. If the word is correct, he connects two dots. When a player forms a square, he can write his initials in the box. Player with most squares at the end wins.

Story, Story - Write a story using ALL of your spelling words.

Sentence Please - Write a sentence for each spelling word.

Colorful Words - Use two different color pens to write your spelling words. Use one color to write the consonants and the other for the vowels. Do this one more time. Close your eyes and picture the word in your mind. Now try and write the word with just one color.

Wordsearch - Make a wordsearch puzzle. Do it online here!

Memory Game - Make pairs of word cards. Flip them over and try to match the pairs!

Practice Test - Take a practice test (this is especially good on Thursday night before the REAL test!)

Alliterations - Do any of your spelling words begin with the same sound? Even if they don't, you can write alliterations for them! Try to use as many words as you can within the sentence that have the same beginning sound -- BUT it has to make sense to be a sentence! Now try saying them quickly. Got your tongue tied?

Rainbow Words - Write a spelling word with your pencil. Now trace around the outside with a crayon, hugging the same but not touching the letters. Pick two other crayons to continue tracing outward!

VozMe VozMe - Type your words into the box on this page -> hit Create mp3 -> listen and download the computer reading you your words! Even MORE fun if you type in silly sentences with your words!

Online Spelling Game Links - On our Elrod Educational Online Games page

Spelling City Link - This site is GREAT! You type in your list of words and you can then choose from many activities using your words! It can even test you! You've GOT to try it out. Register for free and you can save your lists.

- geoGreeting uses buildings from around the world to type your words! You can either copy to send the code from your own emailo program or you can email from this page.

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Vocabulary List

While this is not a site I want my kids to browse, it is a great way to visually view your spelling words! Type the word you have the hardest time with 10 times... next toughest one 9 times... etc. VERY cool!


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