To successfully learn to spell new words, our students have to practice regularly. They need repeated exposure to their personal challenge words, and it needs to be engaging. Many kids find practicing spelling words to be anything but fun, and many teachers find that the “fun stuff” requires a lot of materials, supervision, and time. Don’t get us wrong, tracing words in shaving cream on a tray is great if you have a stockpile of cookie trays and shaving cream, and time to clean it all. For most of us, it’s simply unrealistic.
In our classrooms, students have differentiated spelling lists that are created for them at the beginning of the year. Because their lists are as individual as they are, we needed a way for them to practice individually. We wanted it to be as engaging as possible, while staying low-maintenance and teacher-friendly.
Enter our Spelling Bingo activity! The kids love this as a way to practice their spelling words. There are a variety of practice tasks suitable for different learning styles including kinesthetic, oral, and written. The assignment also includes a mixture of independent and partner activities. Check it out!