25 Ways to Learn Spelling Words 


25 Ways to Learn Spelling Words


Children learn in different ways. Some are visual learners who need to see something to learn it. Some are auditory learners who need to hear something to learn it. Some may even be tactile learners who need to use their hands to learn something. There are also children who need to use more than one modality to learn. To help all our children, we have listed many different ways that you can choose from to help your child learn their spelling words.


  1. Say-Spell-Say: Say word, spell word, say word: “cat, c-a-t, cat”


  2. Write and Say: Write words while saying the letters.


  3. In Your Mind: Look at the word for 30 seconds, close your eyes and “see” the word in your mind.


  4. Flash Cards: Make flash cards and read the word to your child and your child spells the word.


  5. Type It: Type all of your spelling words on the computer and print them out.


  6. Cut It Up: Use old magazines, catalogs, or newspapers to cut out letters and glue them down to spell your words.


  7. Spelling Baseball - Draw four bases on a piece of paper or set up four chairs to be the bases. Pitcher selects a word. If the batter can spell it correctly, he moves forward one base. If the batter cannot spell word, he remains where he is. Child receives point every time he passes home base.


  8. Snowman - On a wipe-off board or chalkboard, draw a snowman with hat and three buttons. Play like hangman (don't forget to draw the lines to show how many letters the chosen word has), but erase a part of the snowman for each guess. The object is to guess the word before the snowman melts.
  9. Rainbow Words - Print one of your spelling words neatly. Take three different crayon colors and trace the letters in order.


  10. ABC Order - Write your words in alphabetical order.


  11. Story, Story - Write a story using ALL of your spelling words.


  12. Bubble Letters-Print the word neatly with space around each letter. Use three different crayon colors and trace around each letter in order. Look at the word for 10 seconds, close your eyes, picture the shape of the letters and spell the word.


  13. Sentence Please - Write a sentence for each spelling word.


  14. Memory Game - Make pairs of word cards. Flip them over and try to match the pairs! Spell the word before taking the cards.


  15. Scrabble - Use Scrabble tiles to spell your words. Add up the points.


  16. Sing Them Loud, Sing Them Soft - An adult sings the letters of a spelling word to your child in a loud voice. Your child echos the spelling and then sings it again softly. Then both sing the word in the voice you choose!


  17. Stairsteps - Write words as if they are stairs, adding one letter each time. (If you are using lined paper, begin up against the left margin line.





  18.  Finger Tracing - Use your finger to spell out each of your words one letter at a time on someone’s back. See if they can guess the word. Then it’s YOUR turn to feel and spell.


  19. Build Your Words - Use clay or play-doh to build letters and spell your words.


  20. 20.Cheerleader – Pretend you’re a cheerleader and clap/shout each letter to spell your words.


  21. Popsicle Words - Use popsicle sticks to spell your words.


  22. 22.Flashlight Write – Turn out the lights. Use a flashlight to spell your words on the wall. Have someone guess each word you spell.


  23. 23.What’s Missing?- Write the word on a dry-erase board so that your child can see you write the word. Turn the board toward you and erase a letter in the word. Show the board to your child and ask them to fill in the missing letter.


  24. 24.Mix and Fix-Make the word with magnet letters or letter tiles. Have your child mix them up and re-make the word from memory.


  25. 25.Table Writing-Write the words on the table with a wet finger, shaving cream or pudding.


Posted by yreitz On 24 September, 2018 at 8:32 AM  

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