Spelling Homework Ideas
Need some ideas for spelling homework? Check out the gigantic list below of great ideas! You'll find the first 20 ideas here, and the remaining ones here. Each idea can be used with any list of weekly spelling words. Choose the ones that work best for your grade level. Vary the activities frequently.
Note: You might also want to consider our new AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks. They are full of ideas for lots of spelling practice with any spelling words. The 3 eBooks provide practice with creative writing, word play, and partner games. Check them out!
Printable List of Spelling Homework Ideas
1. Write each word 5 times, using a different color each time.
2. Type your spelling words 10 times, using a different font each time.
3. Create a comic strip. Add captions that use 5 of your words.
4. Write the words in ABC order.
5. Write the words in reverse ABC order.
6. Write a TV ad for a product that uses 5 of your spelling words.
7. Find each word in the dictionary. Copy a definition for each one.
8. Cut each spelling word out of a newspaper or magazine. Glue all the words on a piece of paper.
9. Write a sentence for each spelling word, but leave out the spelling words. List all the words on the page. Ask a family member to add the correct spelling word to each sentence.
Remember: Spelling homework not only prompts students to practice their spelling words. It can also help engage family members in the learning process.
10. Find each word in the dictionary. Write the page number on which it appears and the guide words at the top of the page.
11. Write each word in a sentence. Make pictures for 3 sentences.
12. Write your spelling words. Add a rhyming word next to each one.
13. Write a story that uses 10 spelling words. Remember: Spelling homework not only prompts students to practice their spelling words. It can also help get family members involved in the learning process.
14. Scramble each spelling word. Have a family member unscramble the words and sign your paper.
15. Spell your words with alphabet pasta. Glue them onto paper.
16. Cut out paper letters for half of the words and glue onto paper.
17. Make a word search puzzle in which you hide all of your spelling words. Give it to a family member to solve and sign.
18. For a different type of word search, draw a Boggle-type game board. Make sure it contains at least 5 of your spelling words. See if a family member can find the spelling words.
19. Make two copies of your spelling words on index cards. Use the cards to play a memory or "Concentration" game with a family member.
20. Write each word forwards and backwards.
Find our next 20 ideas here.
Ideas for using our list:
At the beginning of the week, give students a written list of 5 of these ideas. Ask them to complete them in any order throughout the week.
Or, make a monthly spelling calendar. Write a different idea on the calendar for each school day in the month.
For more spelling homework ideas:
Need more ideas? See this list of 20 more homework ideas and/or our AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks.
Fun spelling practice ideas - Great ways for kids to help each other practice writing almost any spelling words. Time saver for you!
For additional spelling practice, try our spelling worksheets and spelling word games.
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Spelling Activities - Due Each Friday
15 Points Each Week
Each week you are to complete activities worth at least 15 points. Be sure that each activity is recorded in your homework packet with parent initials.
**** Try to choose a variety of activities throughout the year :)
5 Point Activities -
****All activities at www.spellingcity.com are worth 5 points****
Activity #1 Put spelling words in ABC order.
Activity #2 Type all the spelling words on the computer
Activity #3 Take a practice test.
Activity #4 Make a set of spelling flash cards to study.
Activity #5 Have a family member scramble the spelling words, then you unscramble the words.
Activity #6 Fraction Words – Example: house 3/5 of the letters are vowels. 2/5 of the letters are consonants
10 Point Activities
Activity #7 Write your words in three different colors. Write it once with one color, and then choose another color and rewrite the words, finally choose a last color and write words again.
Activity #8 Write an antonym (opposite) for each word.
Activity #9 Write a synonym (same) for each word.
Activity #10 Write a root word or add to the root word of each spelling word (by adding a prefix or suffix to the original word)
Activity #11 Cut letters out of magazines or newspaper to make at least 8 of your spelling words.
Activity #12 Write the dictionary guide words for ten of your spelling words.
Activity #13 Write the part of speech for each spelling word (noun, verb, adjective).
Activity #14 Fraction words Example - the word house. 3/5 of the letters are vowels, 2/5 of the letters are consonants.
Activity #15 Write each spelling word/ identify each word’s part of speech (noun, verb, adjective)
Activity #16 Write a sentence using each spelling word.
Activity #17 – create a word search using all the words and then solve it. (puzzlemaker.com)
15 Point Activities
A=$1 B=$2 C=$3 D=$4 E=$5 F=$6 G=$7 H=$8 I=$9
J=$1 K=$2 L=$3 M=$4 N=$5 O=$6 P=$7 Q=$8 R=$9
S=$1 T=$2 U=$3 V=$4 W=$5 X=$6 Y=$7 Z=$8
Activity #18 Shop and Sell! - Using the chart above, write the value of each word. Example HOUSE h=$8 o=$6 u=$3 s=$1 e=$5 = $23.00 total.
Activity #19 Write a poem using all the spelling words - underline spelling words.
Activity #20 Create a crossword puzzle including clues using only 10 of your spelling words. Have a family member solve it.
Activity #21 Write a story using 10 spelling words. Underline the spelling words in the story.