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 Homework Ideas
Use these spelling homework ideas to add variety to your kids' spelling routine. Regardless of their age, most students need to practice, practice, practice their new spelling words, and that can quickly become boring, boring, boring!
To keep your kids engaged in the process, try some of these ideas this week. Don't miss the first half of our list.
Printable list of spelling homework ideas
21. Write a brand-new tall tale that uses 10 of your spelling words.
22. Write a poem using at least 3 of your spelling words.
23. Sort your spelling words using their parts of speech.
24. Type 5 of your words into a word processing program. Use its dictionary to find and copy definitions.
25. Write the letters of your words in ABC order. (For example, STUDY would be DSTUY.)
26. Write the words on a piece of graph paper so that every word intersects with another word, if possible.
27. Try to form new words by changing just one letter in each spelling word. Example: load - loaf
28. Try to form new words by adding one letter to each spelling word. (Example study - sturdy)
29. Write a story about your favorite holiday that uses at least 6 spelling words.
30. Write a story about a terrible, awful day that uses at least 6 spelling words.
31. Use building blocks, toys or other items to form your spelling words.
32. Rewrite all your spelling words using a code. Include the code on the page. Ask a family member to solve.
33. Draw a picture for 10 of your spelling words.
34. Make a greeting card for a family member that uses at least 3 of your spelling words.
35. Write 5 sentences so that each one contains a spelling word and a synonym or antonym for the spelling word.
36. Write sentences using two spelling words in each sentence.
37. Think of a shape that relates to each spelling word. Then try to write the word in that shape.
38. Write a new song to an old tune (Jingle Bells, Mary Had a Little Lamb, etc.) that uses several of your spelling words.
39. Write each word 6 times, using a different style of letters each time. (Use cursive letters, block letters, curvy letters, etc.)
40. Write the title of a fictional book for each spelling word.
More Spelling Homework Ideas
Check out our first 20 homework ideas, our spelling word games, and our spelling worksheets for more great practice ideas.
We also recommend the AnyWord Spelling Practice eBooks. The books 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.
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