Provide students with an enrichment opportunity that allows them to apply phonics skills at a deeper level. These challenge spelling words, geared for Lessons 1 - 5 of the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Journeys Reading Series, create a differentiated activity to advance the little spellers in your classroom.
A Few Notes
To decide which students will receive these words, I give a spelling pre-test to all of my students at the beginning of each lesson. (There is a spelling pre-test and a test page included at the end of this packet.) Students who get all of the spelling words correct receive the challenge words. The challenge lists follow the same phonics patterns the students are learning in that lesson. I hope these lists make it easier for you to differentiate and challenge your advanced spellers!
What's included for each lesson:
-Take home list with challenge words
-Trace and write Page
-Code Breaker Page
-Color/Decorate It Page
This is a great way to provide differentiated spelling practice for your above level students!
You can get the complete bundle of Units 1-6 for $15! Journeys Spelling: First Grade Bundle Units 1-6 Challenge Words
It's like you get one unit for free!