I finally decided it’s time to get started with spelling words. Charlie starts first grade soon, and shortly after that we’ll be starting Lena on Kindergarten (although I really don’t like labeling their grade level since we teach a variety of levels depending on where the kids are with different subjects.)
We need more reading practice and more writing practice, and that’s mostly what I want the girls to get out of the spelling words. My goal is to have them practice writing the list daily to increase familiarity with reading, writing, word association, and just language arts practice in general.
Seven starter lists sounded like a good place to start to get the girls in the grove with this new addition to our routine. I also started with some fairly easy word combinations, and included a couple of slightly harder challenge words.
If you’re looking into starting out with spelling or increased reading and writing practice you might consider checking out these lists to test out the process and see if it works for your classroom. Here are the lists. You can click on each individual spelling list to print off the pdf, or you can get all seven lists in pdf form here.
Do you help your kids with spelling words? What do you do to make it fun?