Spelling Practice Ideas
Ways to Practice Your Spelling Words
_____ 1. Alphabetize the words.
_____ 2. Divide each word into syllables.
_____ 3. Write each word and circle the vowels.
_____ 4. Write each word and circle the consonants.
_____ 5. Write each word and cross out any silent letters.
_____ 6. Write each word neatly in PEN.
_____ 7. Write and neatly frame each word.
_____ 8. Make a set of flash cards for studying your words.
_____ 9. Use each word in a sentence and underline the spelling word.
_____ 10. Write the words and a synonym for each word.
_____ 11. Write the words and an antonym for each word.
_____ 12. Scramble the words or make fill-ins.
_____ 13. Draw a picture and "hide" the words in the picture.
_____ 14. Type the words three times each.
_____ 15. Make as many "mini-words" using the letters in each spelling word (making words).
_____ 16. Classify each word according to its part of speech (noun, pronoun, verb, adjective, adverb, preposition, conjunction, and interjection).
_____ 17. Cut the words out of a magazine/newspaper, and make a collage.
_____ 18. Create a comic strip using the words.
_____ 19. Locate the words in your textbooks or other reading materials. (Write down the book and page number where you found each word.)
_____ 20. Make a word search using the words.
_____ 21. For each spelling word, write three words with the same spelling pattern.
_____ 22. Write tongue twisters with the words.
_____ 23. Make a crossword puzzle on graph paper using the words.
_____ 24. Write a definition for each word.
_____ 25. Write a story using the words. Underline each word.
_____ 26. Write the words in a code. Provide a key to your code (Ex. A=1, B=2, C=3, D=4, E=5…)
_____ 27. Write couplets using the words. (Ex. He was fast in the past.)
_____ 28. Write newspaper headlines using the words.