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Spelling "Take Your Pick" Homework

Spelling Homework

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:
    Example: exit
  • 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:

            Being comfortable

            Every night from

            Dusk until dawn