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sight words and spelling test
October 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM

What works for you??..for teaching a child there sight words and helping them Ace there Spelling Test?

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  • wakymom
    by wakymom
    October 7, 2012 at 1:23 PM

     Mine love http://www.spellingcity.com/

    Rainbow spelling- write the words in one color, then trace over them, using a different color each time.

    Point them out in books every time you come across one.

    Put a thin layer of flour in the bottom of a baking pan and let them write their words in it using their finger/straw/whatever.

    Sidewalk chalk.

    Dry erase markers on a window.

    Spell out loud while bouncing/rolling a ball- one letter per bounce/roll.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • arthistmom
    October 7, 2012 at 1:25 PM

    These are great suggestions. Thanks!

    Quoting wakymom:

     Mine love http://www.spellingcity.com/

    Rainbow spelling- write the words in one color, then trace over them, using a different color each time.

    Point them out in books every time you come across one.

    Put a thin layer of flour in the bottom of a baking pan and let them write their words in it using their finger/straw/whatever.

    Sidewalk chalk.

    Dry erase markers on a window.

    Spell out loud while bouncing/rolling a ball- one letter per bounce/roll.

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • VeronicaTex
    October 7, 2012 at 1:46 PM

    Former Bilingual/ESL/Newcomer Center who taught English as a Second Language from the very beginning:  Emergent Level.

    The ideas I read from the first post are excellent!!!!

    Here is nother possiblitity for a practice test at home of sight words that would come before  a practice quiz with sight words alone by themselves.  

    This includes the senses of sight and hearing.

    Prepare a quiz that includes some of the letters, not all. Instead of lines I would use boxes with my students.

    Then dictate the words, enunciating very clearly:

    Example:  "and" could be written   an___. 

                 "first"  could be written   firs___.

                  "set" could be written     s_t

    I purposely picked out ending sounds and a vowel sound. 

    Correct this quiz and point out if there are any errors and say the word very clearly again. 

    Not all kids need this step of a visual such as this, but I believe it would be helpful, especially when combined with each word being said aloud. 

    I would also mix the words up. 

    Then dictate a quiz where no aids are given in the final quiz.

    Good luck!!!!!

    Veronica


  • rmfanfgljf
    October 7, 2012 at 1:53 PM
    Right now I have wood letters, I lay them scattered on the table, and I have flash cards laying face down as well. My girls each take a turn picking a card which is their spelling word, they will they sound out the word then spell it with the wood letters, when done they write the word on paper 3-4 times. My youngest dd's teacher suggested doing a word pyramid like
    C
    CA
    CAT
    Then verbally spell the word using the letter sound, and when done say the final word.
  • GwenMB
    by GwenMB
    October 7, 2012 at 1:56 PM

    Those really are awesome ideas.  I've done some of that for teaching them their letters & name, using it for sight words & practising for spelling is a natural next step.

    Writing in the sand is also fun (same concept as flour, just outside).

    Quoting wakymom:

     Mine love http://www.spellingcity.com/

    Rainbow spelling- write the words in one color, then trace over them, using a different color each time.

    Point them out in books every time you come across one.

    Put a thin layer of flour in the bottom of a baking pan and let them write their words in it using their finger/straw/whatever.

    Sidewalk chalk.

    Dry erase markers on a window.

    Spell out loud while bouncing/rolling a ball- one letter per bounce/roll.

     

     

     

     

     

     


  • othermom
    October 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM

    I have them spell them for me and practice writing them

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