Differentiated Spelling for 4th & 5th Grade

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Have you been looking for an easy way to differentiate spelling for 4th or 5th grade?

*Download the PREVIEW for a free sample of activities from Week 1 of this packet.*

The activities in this pack are not editable. I will not be able to customize activities in this pack with different word lists. I'm also not able to provide editable versions of this resource due to copyrights. Please see the list of patterns included in the description below.

This pack was a labor of love! It was developed out of the need for spelling differentiation in my own classroom, teachers using those and requesting similar packs as they changed grades. The differentiated lists follow the same pattern, making it easy for the teacher to hold spelling mini-lessons whole group while students apply the strategies with their own word lists. The format of our tests also make it a breeze for the teacher to administer differentiated tests at the same time!

This pack is a 30-week yearlong spelling unit. It includes 26 weeks of lists (52 lists in all) and has 4 weeks built in for random sampling. The packet contains in-depth explanation of how we implement this in our classrooms and unique, original practice pages for all lists.

In this pack you will find the following:

1) A 17 page overview explaining how we implement the components of this packet in our classrooms

2) Student Word List Cards which make it easy for students to practice their words anytime/anywhere and encourage constant review of past lists

3) Teacher Word List Cards which give you a glance at all word lists and prompts for tests at your fingertips

4) Word Wall Words - 130 word wall words (optional) to use if desired that are from the top 1,000 sight words

5) Spelling Tests - 52 spelling tests (26 weeks for List A and List B) that are formatted to meet various learning styles with students writing down words called out, locating misspelled words in a sentence and correcting them, and identifying correctly spelled words among misspelled words. A pretest format and random sampling format are also included.

6) Word Sorts - 26 word sorts (one for each spelling list) for students to manipulate and highlight

7) Word Connections Games - 26 word connection games (one for each spelling list) that is perfect for differentiation since it can be played in various ways (reading the word, spelling the word, using the word in a sentence, and defining the word)

8) Word Graph-iti - 26 word graph-itis (one for each spelling list) that require students to read the weekly words in various fonts (so important in this techy world), sort them, and write them in categories. This is also a perfect activity for math integration! (Answer keys included for all of these)

9) Cursive Practice Pages - 104 cursive practice pages (one for each list separately that is front/back) While students may not be required to learn cursive in all places, it is a life skill that is needed! These pages are perfect for center practice or early finishers and will motivate students to practice those words!

10) A Spelling Homework Menu - this menu provides lots of options to students for practicing their spelling words in a variety of ways.

11) 34 root signs with the read, its meaning, and an example

The following spelling patterns are addressed in this pack -

dge/nch, nge/tch, silent letters, more silent letters, er/est, compound words, double consonants, able/ible, ing, ed, ly, ful, less, re/mis, ex/con, pre/com, ant-anti/bio/epi, tech/struct/phon, poli/path/gon, aster-astro/chron/exo, auto/bio/bypo, trans/sub/rupt, spect/ject/vert, geo/mal/graph, cept/fin/tract, form/cis/fact

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Differentiated Spelling for 4th & 5th Grade
Differentiated Spelling for 4th & 5th Grade
Differentiated Spelling for 4th & 5th Grade
Differentiated Spelling for 4th & 5th Grade