This is a very fun activity to teach your students spelling and phonics. This lesson is made specifically for the Journeys story "Animals Building Homes" but can be adapted for any story's spelling and phonics.
I got this idea from the old Sparkle spelling activity where students take turns saying each letter of a spelling word, saying "sparkle" at the end of a correctly spelled word.
I've added a lot more excitement to this by including the Dalek "exterminate" sound from Doctor Who when students miss the spelling and "Victory!" video clips when they spell the word correctly.
In addition I've also made a second round teaching phonics where the final blend of each word is spelled.
It includes Marzano domains, design question and elements, along with learning goals, essential questions, and student growth charts.