Spelling lessons made simple! Here's your year-long spelling lesson plans in one package.
I struggled with spelling for several years, trying many different approaches to help my students, before developing this comprehensive (yet simple) program. The secret to spelling mastery is multi-sensory practice, and this program provides that in an organized, effective fashion.
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Links to all of my grade-level spelling programs:
Keep it Simple - Make it Fun - Download the Preview Sample!
The concept is simple. On Monday, your students are introduced to the rule of the week and cut our their cards (20 minutes). On Tuesday through Thursday, they begin practicing spelling words while manipulating them in different ways to make them "stick" in their brains (15 minutes each day). On Friday, you administer the spelling test.
Easy! But effective...and everything you need is right here! This 15 minute activity is a great "after lunch recess" lesson, since it moves the kids gradually back to focusing on curriculum as they collaborate with a partner to study their words.
For five weeks, new rules are introduced. During week six, the words are a review of the rules from the prior five weeks. There are a total of 30 weeks included. See the sample download for a list of rules covered, as well as the instructions for how to implement the program.
Everything You Need in One Package
You get a test answer key to make it easy on you. I also include spelling homework ideas, and suggestions for supporting your remedial spellers.
Spelling doesn't have to be hard OR complicated. Keep it simple and fun with these year-long spelling lessons.
Common Core Standards: 4th Grade
Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on grade 4 reading and content, choosing flexibly from a range of strategies.
Use context (e.g., definitions, examples, or restatements in text) as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.
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~ Betsy Weigle