Spelling Choice Boards: Vocabulary and Spelling Activities for List of Words

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Elementary Lesson Plans
Grade Levels
3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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35 slides (several choices of the same 4 boards)
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Practice and learn spelling vocabulary through the use of spelling choice boards using a word list you provide. Read below about the different titles available, which include spelling, vocab, and word work titled boards.

Choice boards are sort of like a ‘menu’ of choices presented on a graphic organizer. Students get to pick their preferred activity to use with the vocabulary words you have assigned. The vocabulary activities should work for pretty much any word list.

What are the positives of using spelling/vocabulary choice boards as part of your word work activities?

By offering students a choice, it heightens student motivation in the classroom while also promoting learning. Students love choices, as it encourages them to take ownership of their learning. With vocabulary choice boards, students get to select the activities they would like to complete in order to practice the specified vocabulary.

An added teacher bonus is that choice boards can simplify your planning. These activities should work with pretty much any vocabulary list for any subject, which means it's just print and go. They can be used time and time again.

**If you are unsure about any part of this pack, please do send me a message through my Q and A before you purchase. I will be glad to try and clarify anything, which will help ensure you are happy with your purchase.**

What is included?

Please see the thumbnail image and the preview to get a better idea of what the choice boards look like. You can also view some of the choices on one of the boards.

This pack includes 4 different choice boards. Each of the 4 choice boards has 9 review/practice activities. This means you can rotate the boards each week and they don’t have to repeat a board until the 5th week. There is a small number on the bottom right corner of each choice board to show versions 1-4. Because I know teachers refer to their ‘word studies’ by different names, I have included several different titles on the 4 different versions of the choice boards. There are 4 of the same choice boards for each of the following titles:

  • Vocab Choice Board
  • Word Work Choice Board
  • Spelling Choice Board
  • Word Search Choice Board

**The word search choice board is a bonus sheet that I included because it is perfect to use with my huge bundle of word searches. They make easy sub activities and also fun early finisher activities. You can find my popular word search pack by clicking HERE.

What else should I know?

I have also included 2 different versions of directions for each different title. One version has the directions completely typed out and instructs the students to complete 3 activities. It does not tell them to complete them in a tic-tac-toe format. They just do any 3 activities. BUT, in some cases you might like your students to only do 2 or even 4 or more activities. In this case, I included another version of the directions that has a blank for either you or the students to fill in the required number of activities to complete. You can easily write in the number before you make copies.

How might I use them in my classroom?

Some suggestions might include:

  • Word work center activity
  • Weekly homework
  • Early finishers (great to use with a weekly word search)
  • With a vocabulary list from a book study
  • Last Minute Sub Activity (especially when used with a words search list)
  • Many more..... Use them in your classroom however you would like.

Can you share a few of the options on the choice boards? Yes.

  • Friendly Letter: Write a friendly letter to a person of your choice. Use at least 10 vocabulary words in your letter. Underline the words.
  • Picture Find: Choose 10 words. Find a picture in a magazine, newspaper, or on the computer that represents each word. Glue the pictures to a piece of paper. Write the words under the pictures.
  • Colorful Words: Write each word one time. Write the consonants in red and the vowels in green.
  • Advertisement: Create an advertisement for a product. Include at least 5 words in your ad.
  • Upper/Lower: Write each word 2 x each. Write them once in lower case letters. Write them again in capital letters.

A total of 36 different activity choices are included on the 4 boards.


For more creative lesson ideas, click on 'elementary lesson plans' by my picture above.

**Please....if you ever notice any mistakes, just send me a quick message. I appreciate you allowing me the opportunity to correct things before you rate the product. I can get things corrected in a jiffy, and you can redownload. This might include things like leaving a word out by accident, spelling something incorrectly due to a typo, etc. This rarely happens but just in case, I appreciate you giving me then chance to get it corrected for you. Thank you :-)

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35 slides (several choices of the same 4 boards)
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