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sight words and spelling test

Posted by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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What works for you??..for teaching a child there sight words and helping them Ace there Spelling Test?

by on Oct. 7, 2012 at 12:25 PM
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wakymom
by Ruby Member on Oct. 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
by Bronze Member on Oct. 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
by on Oct. 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
by Member on Oct. 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.
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GwenMB
by Gwen on Oct. 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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othermom
by Silver Member on Oct. 7, 2012 at 4:05 PM

I have them spell them for me and practice writing them

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