Supporting Spelling at Home
- Have your child write the spelling words:
- On paper with pencils, pens, markers or paint
- With chalk on a sidewalk
- With dry erase markers on a white board or mirror
- Type on the computer
- With his/her fingers in a plate of pudding or in whip cream/shaving cream on a counter
- On post-it notes and stick on the bathroom mirror
- Have your child spell the words out loud when you are in the car, walking to school, in the store, waiting in line, etc.
- Spell words using blocks, Scrabble tiles or flash cards. You can make own using index cards – one card for each letter. Consider using different coloured letters for vowels.
- If the list of words to learn is long, have your child choose 4-5 to focus on at a time.
- Combine spelling with physical activity
- Your child can do jumping jacks, saying one letter per jump
- When walking up the stairs, get him/her to say one letter per step
- Your child can holla hoop and say one letter per loop
- Download a dictionary app on your devices and keep a dictionary at home to help your child look up unfamiliar words.
- Encourage your child to read. Often, good readers are good spellers.
Click here to download ideas for spelling activities to do at home.
Information taken from For the Teachers