Do word sorts with your child. Remind your child to sort the words in categories like we did in school. Your child should read each word aloud during this activity. Ask your child to explain why the words are sorted in a particular way. Sort and write the entire word list in their spelling notebook.
Pick 5 words and the teacher will pick 5 words to write sentences. Students will write a total of 10 sentences in the spelling notebook using these words.
Draw and label. Students take the remaining words from the list and draw an illustration demonstrating the meaning of the word. Label each illustration with the proper spelling of each word.
Word Hunt: assist your child in doing a word hunt, looking in a book they already read or are currently reading from for words that have the same sound, spelling pattern, or both. Students should find 2 new words for each header and write them down in their spelling notebook.