Category: Language Arts: Spelling

Spelling:  oi and oy words; ow and ou words 2

Spelling: oi and oy words; ow and ou words

We are doing lots of spelling review over the holidays just to keep things fresh. Today and tomorrow I’ll share some of the spelling things we’re doing to keep things fresh. Every now and then we pull out our spelling word sorts. LD goes over the rules he has learned for spelling.  DD is just now becoming familiar with the rules. We use these to supplement the wonderful program we...

Spelling: Plurals Game 4

Spelling: Plurals Game

DD just finished up a lesson on plurals in her spelling program (we use All About Spelling which we love, love, love!).  I saw this game over at First Grade and Fabulous which has the kids decide whether to add an -s or an -es.  We played over and over. It was absolutely perfect timing for us, plus it’s really cute!  Thank you so much, Deanne! Please like & share:

Long A Sound – Word Sort 0

Long A Sound – Word Sort

LD has gone over a lot of the different long-A sound word groups for spelling. I made this word sort to help cement in some of those families especially the trickier ones such as eigh — weigh, eight, neighbor, sleigh aigh — straight ea — steak, break You can download a copy here if you are interested. Please like & share:

This and That–Language/Spelling 4

This and That–Language/Spelling

A few weeks ago we started using First Language Lessons. The kids — and DD (age 5) in particular — are enjoying it. We’ve memorized three poems and are enjoying the leisurely introduction to common and proper nouns. This curriculum suits us at this point. The lessons are in small bits (we spent about 10 minutes, but often do more than one lesson) and most importantly DD enjoys them a...

Spelling: ou, ow word sort 0

Spelling: ou, ow word sort

I got this cute word sort mat from Finally in First.  Thank you, Jenn! There are other cards that address this ou/ow spelling/pronunciation pattern here and  here. Worksheets (like fill in the blank, etc.) that use the oi/ow diphthongs — here. Online spelling game with ou/ow. Please like & share:

Shamrock-word-family 10

Shamrock- Spelling, Word Family Sort

Confession Time: One thing that I have not done well these past couple of years is to include activities that show word family patterns.  Both LD and DD learned to read easily and early.  Once they were off and reading, I guess I never saw much “point” in going over these kinds of things. But then… then I saw LD struggle as a writer. He has worked hard on the...