I started doing spelling groups this year and came up with this powerpoint to help smooth out the transitions. I have four spelling groups. I take fifteen to twenty minutes with each group. One group is with me getting instruction on their words for the week, one group is doing their handwriting assignment for the day, one group is on their ipods playing educational games, and one group has their spelling notebooks. The list of words that follow each slide are for the groups of students who have their spelling notebook. They are doing word work.