Saturday, May 25, 2013

Multi-Sensory Spelling Activity Cards {Freebie}

We have 9 days left of this school year.  That's right; we're in the single digits, people! I'm looking forward to the summer, and I'm working on a training class that I'm doing for my district - Multi-sensory Spelling Instruction.  As part of this professional development, I'm offering these multi-sensory spelling activity cards along with these spelling routine cards.  The first cards (done in color as well as black and white) can be used as a reminder as you go through your short, daily spelling routine.  These can be laminated and laid on the table, posted on a white board, used as a bookmark, etc.

Spelling Routine card for students
The activity cards (below) can be used during your students' daily practice.  In researching and preparing for my training class, I came across this quote:
The act of tracing with fingers on a texture helps make a sensory imprint on the brain that increases memory and retention.
With that in mind, many of these activities intentionally provide an opportunity for students to practice their words by tracing.  They also focus on getting as many senses involved as possible and hopefully your students will find them fun.  This is a compilation of ideas targeted for students who struggle with spelling and need something different than the typical ways we ask kids to practice spelling words.

Multi-Sensory Spelling Activity Cards

Have a blessed week and enjoy!

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Singular and Plural Nouns Foldable {FREEBIE}

Helping kids understand when singular base words stay the same and change when becoming plural is a part of the journey of 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades.  Giving them tools they can refer to can definitely assist them, and foldables glued in notebooks can do just that.

Here's another one that I use.  (See this post, this one, and this one for more ideas and some background on how to use them.)  For this one, I usually model a couple of singular base words in each category along with their accompanying modified plural words.  Then I ask my brilliant word nerds to offer suggestions and we add them.  Finally, I tell them to hunt for words in their reading that they can add to their foldable.  (If they run out of room on their notebook paper, they write on the back of the flaps.)

I've included a black and white version which you can print on white or colored paper as well as one that has some color on it.  Use this colored one however your little fancy pants heart desires.

Glue on the back under the words Singular, Plural and Nouns.  Cut flaps for all other words.

If you like the fonts I used, get them for FREE at Rowdy in Room 300.  Love them!

Have a blessed week and enjoy!

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