Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes?
Words their way resource. Did not know they had a core text for ELL students (duh, just looked in my teacher copy and there it is - big as life. I am a reading teacher for Pete's sake!) Not sure why Amazon reviews aren't better. Books are full of great ideas, games and printables. Lots of sorts and they are so helpful.
Words Their Way
rainbow writing (did something similar to this with the alphabet when one of my nanny charges were in kindergarten --- except they picked the color traced the letter 3 times, said the letter name and sound(s), repeated with at least 4 other colors), so I love this for learning spelling words. Could make writing them so much more fun and exciting.
Print...make spelling words and add it up... fun way to practice spelling words.
Word Building Work Station -- soap dish, foam letters, and words cards! Clever idea for even fifth graders :)
2 player game, each player inserts his word list in spaces going across (one letter per box). Players take turns guessing coordinates. If they miss, they mark it on their board. If they hit a letter, they keep guessing until they miss. If they sink a word, the player marks it off of his list. The goal of the game is to sink all of your opponent's words
words their way help---looking forward to using this next year :)
iPad Spelling - write spelling words on top and "text" them at the bottom.