Tuesday, 19 April 2011


Some examples of spelling activities may be...

Synonyms ... (can also do this for Antonyms)

Choose 10 of your personal list words, and write a synonym for each of these words.
e.g. fight - brawl

Using a dictionary

Choose 5 words from your personal list, and write the dictionary meaning.
e.g. rabbit - A burrowing, gregarious, plant-eating mammal (family Leporidae) with long ears, long hind legs, and a short tail.


Select 5 words from your personal spelling list, and draw an illustration to match.

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check

(BBC, 2011).
New teachers can refer to the BBC Skillswise website for further spelling games, worksheets and

Listing words alphabetically

List your personal spelling list words alphabetically

Word Grouping 

Group your personal spelling words into three different group. Underneath, write a few sentences explaining why you decided to allocate them into these particular groups.

Separate your spelling words into syllables.


Draw a box around the outside of each letter in your spelling words.

(Tadewaldt-Wren, 2000).

Word Snakes

Write word out six times, with no spaces. At the start of the word line draw a snake's head, and at the end of the word line draw a snake's tail.

e.g. builderbuilderbuilderbuilderbuilderbuilder

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