Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan are very happy that their students have learnt to spell many new words this year! Students practise their spelling words in our Literacy Block every week and they also spend time at home learning to spell new words.
In 2KM and 2KJ we work through lists of high frequency words in this order:
- M100W words
- M200W words
- Spelling Challenge words
- Spelling Challenge Two words
We like all students to be able to spell the M100W and M200W words by the end of the year.
Here are some ways you can practise your spelling words at school and at home:
* Write sentences – Include your spelling words in interesting sentences or stories.
* Rainbow words – Write your words in grey lead and then trace over them in all the colours of the rainbow.
* Vowels and consonants – Choose two colours and write the vowels in one colour and the consonants in another colour.
* Triangle words – Choose a word and write the first letter at the top of the page. On the next line, write the first two letters. Add a new letter on each line until you have a recorded the entire word. You will end up with a triangle shape!
* Computers – Type your words onto the computer using Word.
* Word cloud – Use Wordle or Tagxedo to make beautiful word clouds online.
* Websites – Use websites such as Spelling City to practise your words. Type in a few of your words and complete the fun activities online.
* Word finds – Using a blank word find grid, write your spelling words in the grid and fill the other spaces with random letters. See if a friend can find your words!
* Book browse – Find your spelling words in a variety of fiction and non-fiction books.
* Concrete materials – Make your words with play doh, write them with chalk on the ground outside, use magnetic letters on whiteboards or write the words in sand.
Hopefully everyone in 2KM, 2KJ and other students all over the world can use these ideas to practise their spelling words at home and at school!
Do you have any other ideas for spelling practice?
What is your favourite way to learn to spell new words?