- explicit instruction of irregular words
- study of word/syllable patterns
- word sorts
- application of spelling rules
- phonemic instruction
- instruction on prefix/suffix & root words
- spelling instruction connected with reading instruction
- are appropriate for independent practice
- hold students accountable
- provide differentiated activities
- allow for student choice
Consider using differentiated spelling contracts that promote student choice!
Teachers also know that students like novelty, so I decided to create several different contracts which I can rotate through during the year. I am hoping this will help students steer clear of the mundane repetition that may occur when the same contract is used all year long.