Spelling List Spiral is a novel way for students to practise their weekly spelling. The teaching resource can be used in a variety of ways to suit students of different ages and with different interests. Below you will find a number of creative ideas for teachers that want to liven up a grey spelling lesson.
Brighten up a spelling lesson with Sign-Language Spelling. Students can have fun learning how to communicate in sign-language whilst learning their weekly spelling words. The activity sheet displays clear visuals of how to sign each letter of the alphabet. There is also a space at the bottom of the page to write the spelling words.
A great teaching resource to help children develop their descriptive writing skills. The Similes activity sheet is a fun tool to teach similes and encourages children to think imaginatively.
Word of the Day activities are great for building children’s vocabulary, which in turn helps develop their communication skills. This Word of the Day activity sheet is a great teaching resource for students and teachers. Students can enjoy investigating new and interesting words. While teachers can benefit from hassle-free preparation.
Reading logs are a great way as a teacher to see what books students have read for either home reading or inside your classroom reading program. Students can write their own name, book title and date on the reading log or for the little ones, they can have a parent assist after home reading time.
Lose v Loose ~ They both have similar spelling and slightly different pronunciations, which can make for plenty of errors in students’ writing.
There are millions of books on the market for our little readers with a new children’s author popping up daily so it seems. To encourage and promote readers as leaders is rather easy in the early years, however as our kids get older, it’s harder to continue that love of reading and literature. This is why a list of books like these for tweens is a great start to continue the enjoyment and wonderment of reading for our older students.
Poetry is an excellent way to get students thinking about how different parts of a sentence can be used to create an effect. Poetry gives clear examples of how an adjective in the right place can make all the difference. More experimental poetry can also provide interesting models of the variety of ways words can be used and how meanings can change based on the construction of a sentence.
New term, new topics, new vocabulary! Vocabulary is an essential building block for all learning. However, it can be challenging to find ways to engage your students in learning new words.
Providing your students with lists of past and present tense forms and asking them to match them up is helpful. If that seems a bit boring, you can use cards and variations of the game ‘Memory’ where the past and present tense of a word make a pair.