Homework – Words Their Way – How to sort

Homework due Fridays

Students have taken home a word sort to complete as homework this week. We are slowly introducing them to the program and as they complete their tasks at school, they will then bring them home to discuss and do with you.

Please make sure they are sounding out as they are sorting. Ask them to explain why they have sorted the words/pictures the way that they have.

Encourage them to find other words that look and sound the same around the house, in their readers etc.

(Please remember that is shouldn’t be difficult, it is an activity they have completed at school)

 

Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centered approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development whereby students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. It caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one-size fits all solution.

13a word sort http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cJlxEITqZw

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Homework – Words Their Way – How to sort

Students have taken home a word sort to complete as homework this week. We are slowly introducing them to the program and as they complete their tasks at school, they will then bring them home to discuss and do with you.

Please make sure they are sounding out as they are sorting. Ask them to explain why they have sorted the words/pictures the way that they have.

Encourage them to find other words that look and sound the same around the house, in their readers etc.

(Please remember that is shouldn’t be difficult, it is an activity they have completed at school)

 

Words Their Way is a teacher-directed, student-centered approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development whereby students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. It caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one-size fits all solution.

13a word sort http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cJlxEITqZw

20130828-214524.jpg

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Ideas for learning spelling words

http://www.spellingcity.com/

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Fancy Letters – Use old magazines, catalogs, or newspapers to cut out letters and glue them down to spell your words!

Type ‘Em – Type all of your spelling words on the computer . Print and paste into your homework book.

ABC Order – Write your words in alphabetical order. Then write them in reverse alphabetical order.

Story, Story – Write a story using ALL of your spelling words.

http://teachmama.com/fun-ways-to-learn-spelling-words/

Learn your spelling words

Here is a program to help you learn your spelling words.

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http://www.kidsspell.com/

 

http://www.spellingcity.com/

 

 

Nine Fun Ideas for Spelling Activities

  • Have the kids write their spelling words with letter stencils.  Stencils are cheap and fun!
 
  • Typing spelling lists on the computer is very motivating.  Or have them use the computer to write sentences for each spelling words.  It’s a great way to teach word processing skills.
 
  • Invest in a set of letter stampers and let the kids stamp out their spelling words.
 
  • Give the kids a sheet of cenitmeter grid paper and let them create a word search puzzle.  They can give the puzzle to a friend to solve.
 
  • Give the kids a Scrabble board.  Let them take the letters out of the bag, lay them on the table face-up, and try to fit all of their spelling words on the board.
 
  • Write the spelling words on index cards.  The kids can sort the words alphabetically.  Once they have the list sorted, have them write it down on a sheet of paper and submit it so you can check their work.
 
  • Have kids take turn giving practice spelling tests to each other.  This can be done on paper or with dry erase boards.  It sounds simple, but kids LOVE it.
 
  • Give each student a book or magazine.  Have them look through it to see how many spelling words they can find.  They can write down the word and the page number they found it on. 
 
  • Get a few sets of magnetic letters.  (You can find them cheap at garage sales.)  Give the kids a partner, a spelling list, and a timer.  The students can “compete” to see who can make the most words in five minutes using the letters in the bucket.