Spelling contracts allow students to enjoy having the freedom of choosing their spelling assignments. Enjoying and completing assignments can lead to significant improvements in standardized testing scores.
There are two different spelling contract sheets to use. These sheets also serve as a place to record grades for the activities. Students receive a spelling contract folder on Monday. The folder contains the spelling contract sheet and their spelling list for the week. There are a few activities that are required for each week:
* On Monday night the students write each of the words they missed on their pre-test five times.
* On Tuesday night the students use each of their spelling words in a written sentence.
* On Wednesday and Thursday students are to practice for their spelling quiz on Friday.
Contract options and activity worksheets are included: ABC Order, Consonant Find, Money, + Math Facts, X Math Facts, Spelling Sentences, Vowel Find, Cross Word, Word Search, Cut and Paste Spelling, Pictures of Words, Code, Definitions, Story, Rainbow Words.
Photos illustrate some other spelling contract activities.