I do not believe that giving students a list of words and telling them to memorize it for a test is super effective. I think this spelling activity would encourage students to make relationship to the words, while reinforcing some vocabulary as well.
Word Work and Writing Centers: Easy, Cheap, and Engaging
Word Practice Tic Tac Toe! Students choose 3 tasks in a row to practice each word they are working on. Use for sight words, spelling words, or vocabulary. Primary Paradise blog has this FREE printable. Thanks!