Giving students a list of words and telling them to memorize it for a test is not super effective. This spelling activity would encourage students to make relationship to the words, while reinforcing some vocabulary as well.
Spelling 2 - Instead of students using their spelling words in a sentence for homework. This Spelling Menu gives students more freedom and options in their spelling homework. Students must choose a different menu item every night of the week for homework.
Practice spelling words-- or use this for a poetry activity. Students draw a big scribble on their page - remind them to leave big spaces in their scribble! Using coloured pencils, they can then fill the spaces with their words.
Here's a FREE Speller's Choice Menu that can be used with any spelling list. The kids love it because there's a variety of activities to choose from, and teachers love it because these activities manage to incorporate phonics, grammar, writing AND math!