Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Bits of Betsy {2}

My lovely mom is here to post for me today. I spent all day at a training and I am e.x.h.a.u.s.t.e.d! I had to get up super early early this morning and I have to do it tomorrow and Thursday too. It's been amazing professional development, but my body has gotten use to sleeping in. So here's...

Hey Chickies,

I'm Kelly's mom and I'm back with another idea to share with you called...

                                                     SOUND-OFF SPELLING

For this activity I use the Essential Spelling List as a sponge activity all year.  

Students get into four teams and one member from each team goes to the front of the room.  I draw a word card and say it.  The students at the front quickly yell out the number of letters in the word.  They only get one chance.  The first one that correctly states the number of letters has the opportunity to spell the word.  If they get it correct their team gets one point.  If they miss the word the next four students go up to the front of the room and you draw a different word.

Variations – use your weekly spelling list. 

P.S. Here's my first post in case you missed it! Bits of Betsy {1}



Patty Rutenbar said...

I. Like. This. That is so good for them and will encourage others to get better at spelling too. Thanks for sharing. I also like the idea of you and Kelly sharing this blog. . . I think that would be fun to do and I would read you for sure!

Covered in Glitter said...

Alright! I love this idea and will have to add it to my weekly spelling games. Thanks!
Covered in Glitter and Glue

Beach Teacher said...

I agree with Patty about liking the idea of hearing from both of you on this blog:)

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Kelly said...

Thanks ladies! My mom and I are really excited about collaborating together on this blog. :)

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