Get creative - Get colours and different media involved. Make it memorable and on display. Paint the words, write with a water pistol, stick down letters cut from a magazine. ANYTHING!
Sending spellings home - The criticism of sending a lovely list home, for an equally lovely test to be had the following week, is that the children fall into 3ish camps:
Speed Spell - My issue has always been the secular nature by which they learn them. It makes good sense that they learn them in sets according to rules or patterns, but similar to the problem above, they never use them afterwards. They get memorised, on a good day, and forgotten. I wanted to find something that would achieve three aims:
I'm shocked to be able to say that they way my class have engaged with this is beyond my comprehension, and they're improving on this weekly!
Give it a go, and let me know!
One video per year group, for you to play to your class.
One answer sheet for the children to fill in as the video plays.
One word list to give to the children to prepare in whatever way they see fit (and they can be used to find the scores!)
All documents are made of 2 sheets so that you can print them 2 to a page, thus saving half the paper!