Setting up Word Work and Spelling centers has been the bane of my teaching career. I always wait until the last minute to do them, and when I first started teaching I had to create them all from scratch! My students one year struggled so much with spelling that I knew I had to buckle down and make it one of my top priorities to help them figure it out!
First I needed to make sure my kiddos who were struggling with letter formation could practice that skill, so I made two different word list forms. Alternatively, you can have a printed list of words.
Now the fun part, all the activities we can do with our words!
Writing in scribbles is an all-time favorite. Students simply write their word as many times as they can inside a scribble. Repeat for the rest of the spelling list.
I included several premade scribbles, some for 10 word lists and some for 15 word lists. If your lists are shorter, you can double up on some of the words or you can have your students color in the scribbles they don't use.
Letter steps is another fun way to practice spelling words. You start spelling the whole word and slowly remove letters as you keep writing it. I have also included the other version of the steps: You start with one letter and add a letter each time your write the word.
Hidden words is a very interactive way to learn your spelling words as well. You write your word using a white crayon. Then you can use a marker or paint and color over to reveal the word!
Some of my spellers didn't need as much help so I set to challenge them by asking them how many syllables were in each word. They loved using a dobber to dob their answer!
There's so many more fun and engaging activities in my Spelling on the GO! No Prep Pack. You can see every activity included in the full length preview. Hope you enjoy!