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This activity can be used in a center or as individual work at a students desk. It works with Gardners' theory of multiple intelligences well. A student is rolling a die-kinesthetic, working independly or in a center group-intrapersonal/interpersonal, and manipulating a word six times.

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!!! :) I just place it in a sheet protector in their take-home binder for them to use with homework every night.

FREE Printable Worksheet on the use of Similes along w/ coordinating lesson using the children's book "Quick as a Cricket"

Awesome for weekly spelling word practice too! Spelling Game. Even multiplication, vocabulary.. Lots of options

Word wall activities- like this idea of different patterns to look for in words.

Like! Free simile matching cards But wow is there a lot there to review.(British Literacy site with British Spelling on some items, but great op for discussing variations in "English" Spelling around the world). Some items are free, others need to purchase

Google "Keyboard Template" and print on colored paper, laminate and you've got Word Work for a day!/great for spelling word practice.