This is a great website for spelling lists. While I am not using it yet, I am going to as soon as I am done with the curriculum that I am using.
It goes by grades and looks good.
Our spelling is improving so much!!!
Here is what we are doing:
Each day he has a worksheet that came with the curriculum. So he does one each day.
I go over the spelling hints with him. Then give him a pretest.
Then he writes the words on his spelling paper. He decorates it with stickers and uses this list all week long.
I then make a fun sheet with the alphabet on it and he must put the words into ABC order.
I pick 5 words and we concentrate on these. Dylan has trouble with the vowels and phonics of words. I give him the vowel tiles and then I hand him the consonants tiles and have him spell the word. We then split the word into syllables.
He also makes up a wordfind with his words. He also has to write the words again so I know what words to find!
I make him a word find and he finds the words.
We study the next 5 words. We again do the tiles for the 5 new words, and the 5 words we practiced yesterday.
We study the next 5 words. Today we go over all 15 words. We play a spelling game. He uses the dictionary for my spelling words. (He sometimes doesn't pronounce them correctly and I spell the "wrong" word.)
Spelling test with a bonus word usually from History.
He has been getting 100's!!! It sure does work.
I am going to try to upload some photos.
If anyone wants a copy of this stuff, send me your email and I will email them to you.
Of course, I ask him the words everyday. While in public, at home, on our walk. He gets mad at me for asking in public, but tough luck!!!
I also have a binder that has 3 sections: Rules, Trouble Words, and All about Words.
I have him write the rules down ex: short o is spelled with o dog, log,
long 0 an be spelled
o oa ow
ago coat low
Under trouble words, we write the words that he misses on his final spelling tests.
We go over the words once a week. I try for daily, but it never happens.
Under all about words, he writes about the grammar part of a word......an adjective describes a noun.
Root words are.....etc.
I hope this can help someone else out.