My Friday Freebie is a spelling activity that I've used for years. It isn't my complete original thought. I found a couple of great things out there on the WWW and I tweaked it and made it my own. Isn't that what we all do...sweet thieves we are!!! I call it super speller's choice.
>Click here: super speller's choice
Just some thoughts and ideas on how I use this in my classroom.
This is my take on trying to make spelling homework fun. I always hated spelling as a child because I am mildly dyslexic and it was torture writing spelling 5 times each much less take a practice spelling test and the real test too. When I moved to second grade I noticed spelling was a huge area that needed attention. Along with word work, we practice super spelling! I try to incorporate different word work in my Daily 5 working with words area but kids also use spelling task cards that I got from unseen001 on pro-teacher. I found that they really like doing these task cards so I decided to use them for their homework. I searched the Internet and found the spelling contract and speller’s choice activities and thought it would be a perfect way for me to combine the task cards and homework. I change the activities each 9 weeks (or more often if I think it needs to be). Now, unfortunately I don’t remember who I originally saw speller’s choice from. Since that first time, I know that many people do speller’s choice. If you are that person, comment and let me know so I can give you your props!!
We get a new spelling list every Monday. I teach a mini lesson on the spelling TEKS for that list then we practice writing them in our spelling spiral (just a plain 15c spiral). The speller’s choice page gets stapled onto the front cover so students (and parents) have a reminder of what to do. They work on an activity each night and the entire notebook gets turned in for a homework grade on Friday morning. Spelling tests are later in the day on Friday.
Enjoy! I hope you can use this somehow in your class!
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
Keep Coming Back
"Could I have been anyone other than me?"