Spelling

A Week of Word Work

  • Aug. 27, 2011, 7 p.m.
This chart contains ideas for K-5 instruction that focuses on strategies for proficient decoding and spelling.

Within Writing Spelling Rubric

  • May 24, 2011, 7 p.m.
After a student has completed drafting and revising a written composition, ask the student to edit the composition for spelling errors. The student will circle all words he/she feels are misspelled. Then, using 3 key strategies, guide students in correcting spelling errors. Use this rubric to assess the student's awareness of misspelled words and application of knowledge of high frequency words, visual cues, and sound cues.

Stages of Spelling Development

  • May 17, 2011, 7 p.m.
This chart shows the developmental levels, ages, and strategies of proficient spellers. Use this to guide and coach young spellers. Use the student's writing to assess his/her spelling development level and plan instruction.

Making Words-Words with Schwa

  • April 30, 2011, 7 p.m.
Using the big word "another" this document has the letters ready to cut out as well as a recording sheet for the words made. The second page lists words that can be made, patterns to sort, and transfer words.

Making Words-Words with or and ow

  • April 30, 2011, 7 p.m.
Using the big word "powerful" this document has the letters ready to cut out as well as a recording sheet for the words made. The second page lists words that can be made, patterns to sort, and transfer words.

Making Words-Words with Vowel Digraph Patterns ou and oo

  • April 30, 2011, 11:10 a.m.
Using the big word "solution" this document has the letters ready to cut out as well as a recording sheet for the words made. The second page lists words that can be made, patterns to sort, and transfer words.

Spelling Practice Activities-Set 1

  • April 29, 2011, 7 p.m.
This set of 4 activities can be copied, laminated, and cut apart. Place the activities in the Spelling Center or send home for homework and let children choose the activity they want to do for practice. Choice is an intrinsic motivator, so get ready for your students to start practicing on their own!

Semantic Feature Analysis

  • April 5, 2011, 7 p.m.
Semantic Feature Analysis is a vocabulary strategy that is used to help students identify common characteristics of ideas or characters. Students identify key criteria and compare characters, stories, or types of things in science, math, and social studies. This comparison can be used to create a definition for each term or character. A sample of the semantic feature chart with directions to help students classify and compare key vocabulary terms.

Making Words For Vowel Digraphs

  • Feb. 27, 2011, 6 p.m.
This set includes 9 ready-to-use "Making Words" letters for vowel digraphs, recording sheets, and lists of words that can be made.