Middle School Spelling – MEGA Bundle!
Two weeks of spelling practice ready to go! Printables, task cards, handouts, Point Presentations, assessment! Spelling Station Task Cards (CAN BE USED WITH ANY WORDS)
Week 1 – List #1
The first product is a zip compressed folder containing a list of 20 words commonly misspelled, three days of homework handouts, class materials (3 handouts) and a colorful PowerPoint presentation.
Spelling Words - This is a list of words that I generated based from my seventh grader's literature response writing. I found the most common misspelled words and created this three day project. It is active and fun! The printable is 14 pages.
Then, this is the flipped learning aspect. I have the students do all the hard work at home. On Monday, I go through all the words, using a PowerPoint presentation and the kids "fill in the blanks". The students then have three nights of homework practicing the words: repetition drills, synonyms, antonyms, puzzles, etc.
Class time this week is used for enrichment opportunities and cooperative learning. There is a QR code for an iPad adventure that explores various spelling websites. I used one class day on this activity. On test day, I used the six task cards for spelling learning stations. The kids had about 4 minutes at each station to complete the hands-on spelling activities. Use the “Spelling Station Task Cards” described below. Then, the oral assessment is given.
This was such a more effective way to teach spelling than the traditional. The kids had a blast. I would recommend this lesson for upper elementary or early middle school students.
Week 2 – List #2
This lists is set up similarly to the first. There is a list of twenty words (mostly homophones) that I see commonly confused for students. There is a PowerPoint for Monday where you would introduce the words and the students will “fill in the blanks”. Then, there are three handouts for three nights of homework. Students do the work at home so you have time to complete the enrichment activities in class! On Wednesday, I complete the QR Code scavenger hunt in class. Thursday, I use half the class for spelling stations (using the “Spelling Station Task Cards”, then give the oral test.
Spelling Stations Task Cards!
This is a 32 page slideshow which includes 12, two sided task cards ready to print and use with any spelling words. The slides are designed with the title on one side and the directions and a photograph on the other side. THESE TASK CARDS CAN BE USED WITH ANY WORDS!
The teacher would print out the entire PowerPoint and copy the slides back to back - they are color coordinated. Then, place the stations around the room and let the students go for 5 minutes and keep rotating. I usually use 6 stations as review before the spelling test.
There are instructions included in the PowerPoint. My students LOVE doing the spelling stations and their grades have reflected this. I use a "flipped learning" approach when teaching spelling where the students do all the hard "work" at home, then I do enrichment activities in class! I have two bundles of words with PowerPoint presentations and printable lists in my store that might be useful for commonly misspelled words and homophones. Check them out!
The stations include:
Dry Erase boards
Spelling Tiles (scrabble-ish)
Rolling the dice (yatzee-ish)