This file contains 50 spellings lists, 50 spelling sentences and 8 different types of spelling practice worksheets which can be used in the classroom or at home.
Each list contains 10 words based on a particular word family or spelling pattern, starting with 10 CVC short A words. There are then a series of short vowels lists, followed by blends, long vowels, r-controlled vowels and diphthongs. Each list builds upon the previous ones.
For each list an optional spelling sentence is included. This sentence sometimes contains additional words which follow the spelling pattern presented in the list and repeats some words from the list.
Finally, there are 8 types of practice pages included, which can be used with any list of words and which can be used to easily differentiate. They are as follows:
1. Use stamps or colored pencils to write your list using one color for the vowels and another color for the consonants.
2. Choose 3 words from your list. Try to think of as many rhyming words as possible. Do not use a word already on your spelling list.
3. Write your spelling words in the first column. Look at one word, cover it up with a "look, try, check" strip and try to write it. Check if it is right. If it's right go to the next word. If it's wrong try again. Give yourself a checkmark when you get it right. "Look, try, check" template strips are included in the download.
4. Write 5 of your spelling words. Change one letter or one sound in the word to make a new word. Draw a picture of the new word.
5. Sort your spelling words into 3 lists. Give a reason for each list. This is an especially useful practice for students who are struggling in seeing spelling patterns in words and tend to try and remember the spelling of each individual word they encounter.
6. Put your spelling words in alphabetical order. An alphabet strip is included at the top of this worksheet.
7. Choose 4 words. Write one sentence for each word and draw a picture to match the sentence. This is especially useful for ESL students who need to build their comprehension and vocabulary skills.
8. Write a story using as many spelling words as possible. You can use the spelling sentence to get you started. Best suited for the second half of the lists and for students who are strong spellers and writers.