For homework, your child will choose one activity per night (Monday through Wednesday - 3 activities for the week, Thursday night homework will be study for the test on Friday) from the list below to complete on loose leaf composition paper supplied from school (he/she is certainly welcome to type the actvity on the computer as well as, long as practice is encouraged-no copy/paste). It will provide a variety of activities as well as many levels of interest. Cursive handwriting is also encouraged strengthening our Handwriting Without Tears program. I hope your child finds these activities fun, meaningful, and meet spelling with great success!
- Write a paragraph using at least five words from your list. Underline or highlight each word that you use.
- Write words in ABC order.
- Write each spelling word two times and then think of single word that begins and ends with the same letters as each of the spelling words.
Example: hungry hungry hair
afraid afraid and
- Write each word 3x each in your notebook. Once in cursive, once in print, and once your own creative way.
- Write each word. Then rewrite the same word and divide it into syllables. ex. opportunity op-por-tu-ni-ty
- Write your spelling words; use a blue colored pencil for consonants and a red colored pencil for vowels
- Write words in backwards ABC order (Z to A).
- Word Jumble: Choose SEVEN different spelling words. For each word, mix up the letters to try and form as many new words as you can! Here is an example of a Word Jumble using the word PLANET:
P L A N E T
Plan, Plane, Net, Tan, Pan, Nap, Lap, Pet, Pen, Ten, Tap, Tale, Plate, Lane, Pane
- Ladder Words – Write each spelling word as shown below:
- Choose 10 spelling words and next to each one write a synonym. A synonym is a word that means the same. Use a dictionary or thesaurus for help, if needed
- Type your spelling list four times on a computer, with each list typed in a different font. Print it out and hand it in as your homework.
- Poetry In Motion: Create THREE Acrostic Poems using three different spelling words. An acrostic poem uses each letter of a word to begin each line of the poem. Here is an example of an acrostic poem for the word BED:
Every night from
Dusk until dawn