Saturday, August 4, 2012

Spelling and a Giveaway

I am someone who teaches spelling every, single day.  Not all of my colleagues do this.  Some of them have it only at a center, some of them have it only as homework, some might only do something with spelling for a day or two.  How often do you include spelling as part of your instruction?

Although we may differ on how often we teach spelling, most of the ladies I teach with give a weekly pretest and a post test.  Lucky for us, one summer a sweet colleague created a challenge list of words for each skill we teach in spelling.  So on  Mondays when I give my pretests, I give all students the same words from our basic list.  Based on the pretest score, some students will be tested on Friday on the basic list, while others who only missed two or fewer words will be tested on the challenge list of words. With Mondays being reserved for pretests and Fridays being reserved for post-tests, I need spelling activities for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. 
Sometimes I struggle to come up with a new activity for spelling words.  So, this summer I sat down and created my "Sensational Spelling" packet.

This packet contains 20 engaging, unique spelling activities that can be used with any spelling list.  Here are a few sneak previews:

This packet has enabled me to feel at ease when planning spelling for the coming school year.  Never again will I feel I don't have enough interesting and engaging activities for my firsties.  I also believe my students will no longer say, "Uh, cutting letters out of newspapers again????"  You'd think they'd love it, but sadly they do not.  

So, if you're like me and need some FRESH new ideas for spelling, check out my packet at my TPT store. 

And, if you've read this far, how about entering my giveaway to win this awesome packet of spelling activities?  Just become a follower of my blog and leave a comment that you are now a follower (or that you already were a follower) along with your email address.  I'll use a random number generator to choose a winner on Sunday night.  Good luck!
Keep sparkling...and soak up those last precious summer moments:)


  1. I found your blog from the Behind Close Door link party. I am always looking for new ideas. I would love to have a copy of your sensational spelling packet!!!

    P.S.- I am now a new follower!

  2. I am already a follower!!!

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