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The children love to practice their weekly spelling words at Spelling Stations. These activities take 10 minutes twice a week during Word Work time. The children practice their ten spelling words using a variety of motor activities. They have 5 new word wall words and 5 new word family (rime) words each week. We have one word family (rime) a week through mid-January. Then second semester we add another word family (rime) so that there is a long vowel family (rime) and short vowel family (rime) to help the children understand what makes a vowel long. This helps first graders understand how print works. Spelling at this stage involves a lot development of reading skills.
The words are written on the overhead and projected on the screen for all the children to see. They write their ten words using different media then are free to practice sentences, other word wall words, etc. This is a fun way to get spelling practice in...especially for those children that do not get extra practice at home!