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On the 9th Day of Homeschool, the Sisters gave to me..............
33 Freebies to Teaching Spelling!
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Spelling is one of those things that, for me, often has fallen into the category of How much? How often? What do I really need to teach here? There are some children who, simply from reading a lot of good literature, seem to intuitively learn and apply the rules of good spelling.
And then there are the ones who don't.
If your child falls into this latter category, here are 33+ fabulous and free resources for improving his or her spelling.
Anna, from the Measured Mom has about a dozen free printables for teaching spelling, like her Spelling ea Words printable.
I especially like her awesome FREE printable spelling game. It is generic in the sense that, once you download and print it, it can be used with any word list!
She also has a Printable Spelling Dictionary for the child to keep a list of words he or she is learning to spell. I plan on using both of these printables in conjunction with All About Spelling for an older child who continues to struggle with spelling independently.
This one isn't a freebie, per se, because there isn't a printable, but Our Journey Westward has a great article on how to teach spelling using the Charlotte Mason method.
These resources are definitely boy-oriented:
Spelling Battleship Download
LEGO-Inspired Spelling lists
Connect 4 Spelling Practice
Dart Gun Spelling Practice
Star Wars Spelling Tests
Other spelling resources:
Magic E Spelling Pages
Simple Contraction Puzzles
Vowel Team Activities
Soccer Shoot Out (Long Vowel Sounds)
Roll and Spell
My Spelling Dictionary
Graffiti Wall Spelling
24 Spelling Activities for any Word List
Study Strategies for Sight Words and Spelling Words
These are complete spelling programs:
36-Week High School Spelling Program (I believe there are also programs for other grades)
Spell by Color
Garden of Praise Bible-Based Spelling Lessons
Last, but not least, are some free spelling resources from Teachers Pay Teachers:
35 Pages of Spelling Activities (grades 1-4)
Spelling List Generator
Spelling Bing (grades 3-5)
Irregular Plural Practice (grades 2-4)
Most Frequently Used Words (grades 4-12)
Fun Ways to Practice Spelling
Silent E Task Cards
Of course, if you are more like Tara and would rather pay for something that is ready-to-go and skip the printing and fuss, we both highly recommend the All About Spelling package. It is a methodical, work-at-your-own-pace, multisensory approach to spelling that even the most struggling student can use and benefit from.
Are there any I've missed? What free spelling resources have you found?
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