Word of the Day Templates: Vocabulary & Spelling Activities

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1st - 5th, Homeschool
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These Word of the Day templates have been designed for you to use with your students to engage them in learning about words, spelling and how words work in the English language.

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They have been created, so you can use them with any chosen word. Each template includes a range of appropriate spelling and word work skills to help develop competent and confident readers and writers in your classroom.

We have included a range of templates that cover different skills expected according to the Australian ACARA outcomes and the Common Core Standards.

Use the different worksheets to focus on particular skills, differentiate or provide variety for your students.

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8 x different templates (increasing in difficulty)

4 x half page templates

2 x long half page templates

Editable assessment checklist (see separate file)

How to use these templates:

There are so many ways you can use these templates in your classroom or homeschool. As a spelling activity, summative assessment, lesson warmup, literacy rotation task, whole class modelled task, or revision lesson. Some teachers have even been using them as morning work to build and strengthen their students word work. They also provide an effortless way to differentiate for your students who are working to master different skills.

These templates are an authentic opportunity to integrate student voice into your literacy lessons, with students working on words of their choice.

The Word of the Day is an ideal ‘grab and go’ lesson for those days when you may need a quick fill in. Enlarge a copy or use on the interactive whiteboard to model each skill to the class or small group and then ask them to have a go independently using a different word.

This is a resource that you will repeatedly use throughout the year and can be adapted as your students grow. If you creatively use this resource, we would love to hear about it so we can share it with our Rainbow Sky community.


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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Demonstrate command of the conventions of standard English capitalization, punctuation, and spelling when writing.


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