Activities for ANY Spelling List


I've already written all about my spelling bins that my students use to independently practice their spelling words. My students love the spelling bins, but sometimes they prefer working with their classmates. 



Spelling lists and spelling groups are hard enough to organize and implement without having to also keep up with specific games for every list or sort. These versatile activities are fun, engaging, and effective - and they can be used with ANY spelling list!

Students practice all aspects of word study while working on these activities: spelling patterns, pattern generalization, and word meaning. The rules are simple, thus students can play independently once the game is taught.

I have three options for you that I've been using in my own classroom for about 6 years (!!!) now:


1. Word Master



This game is designed to be VERSATILE and EFFECTIVE.

Word study or spelling groups are hard enough to organize without having to keep up with different games for every list or sort. This simple game can be played using ANY word list. Seriously - ANY LIST!

Students practice all aspects of word study while playing this game: analyzing spelling patterns, pattern generalization, and word meaning. The rules are simple, thus students can play independently once the game is taught.

Find Word Master here



2. Spin It Series



This game is always a class favorite!

Like Word Master, the Spin It series is also designed with versatility in mind. 

There are four different spinners to choose from (Spin It, Say It, Write It, and Define It). This makes differentiation simple, and allows students some voice and choice when choosing a game board. I have mine printed front and back, and laminated of course!

Kids love using pencils and paperclip to make spinners - which is a favorite trick of mine! You can also use dice, instead. 

Find the Spin It! series here



3. Mini Books


My girls tend to love publishing their own foldable mini books!

These mini books are designed to be VERSATILE (yes, that word again!) and work with any word sort or spelling list. It's a simple addition to your word work routine.

There are 4 different foldable book options. (Note the numbers on the pencils!) Some will work better for lower grades, while others are better for upper grades. This makes differentiation simple. Or , just add some excitement by switching it up every once in a while!

Find the mini books here.


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All of these resources can be found in my Word Study Bundle, along with some additional organizational resources and vocabulary games.

Happy Spelling!



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