Homework is to be handed in on Friday morning 

Summary of homework to be completed each week:
 - Write out your spelling words for each school day.
 - Complete 100 points from the Spelling Contract.

 - Your Mentals book should now be complete, please check and complete any unfinished work.
 - 30 minutes (at least) of reading each school day.

1000 points for SPELLING LIST written out in your book each school day. 
1000 points for SPELLING CONTRACT completed and brought in on time.
1000 points for MATHEMATICS completed and brought in on time.
1000 points for READING completed, signed by parents and brought in on time.

- You can print one out from THIS LINK or take one from the classroom.



Books you are reading 

Choose 6 words to from your own list
  • ........

Phonological words (How word and letter combinations sound)

The test will be on the plural of these words
For some nouns which end with f or fe, the plural is formed by changing the f or fe to v and then adding es.

f as in leaf
  • leaf
  • loaf
  • thief
  • half
  • self
  • calf
  • shelf
  • wolf
fe as in wife
  • life
  • wife
  • knife

Morphemic words (Word building)

- est Meaning: superlative degree
  • greatest
  • largest
  • fastest

Etymological words (Word meanings, origins and history)

demos (Greek) Meaning: people
  • democracy
  • democratic
  • demographic

Visual words
  • vegetation
  • whether
  • persuade

Theme Words (taken from A Seussified Christmas Carol)
  • ghost
  • carol
  • Dr. Seuss 

Spelling Contract 
Read the choices below to decide what activities you would like to complete using your spelling words.  You may choose any combination of activities as long as they add up to 100 points or more.  Put the point value next to each activity in your spelling book.  Add all the total points and circle them on the top page.  Have Fun!

GREEN = 20 Points      RED = 30 Points    BLUE  = 40 Points

Activities with * do not need to be written in cursive (running writing). Activities with ** will need to have their parents sign that they have completed the task. Try not to do the same activities 2 weeks in a row.
  • ABC order: Write your words in cursive in alphabetical order.
  • Reversed words: Write your words in cursive in ABC order -backwards!
  • *Rainbow Words: Write your words with the vowels in one colour and the consonants in another colour.
  • Backwards Words: Write your words forwards in cursive, then backwards.
  • Picture words: Draw and colour a picture and hide your words in cursive in the picture.
  • *Technology Words: Type your word list in MS Word.  Each word must be in a different font or colour.
  • GeoGreeting: Use this website to create 10 of your spelling words. These words are made out of buildings from around the world! 
  • *Triangle Words: Write your words adding or subtracting one letter at a time. The result will be a triangle shape of words.
  • Wordle: Create a Wordle, Tagul or Tagxedo of all your words. The more you type a word the larger it will appear. Print it out and then stick it in to your homework book
  • Choo Choo Words: Write your words in cursive connecting all the words.  Write each word in a different colour.
  • VozMe: Type your words into the box on this page -> hit Create mp3 -> listen and then download the mp3. Even MORE fun if you type in silly sentences with your words! Send them using [Send File] (parents help may be needed).
  • Text Craft: Use the Text Craft website to create 10 of your spelling words in different fonts and styles.
  • Missing Consonants: Write your spelling words, leaving blank spaces for all consonants. Example: __a__ __ e__ (answer: carpet)
  • Missing Vowels: Write your spelling words, leaving blank spaces for all vowel letters. Examples: bl__ck =black l__st =list b__x =box
  • Proofreading Practice: Pick 5 spelling words. For each word write a group of words that look like your spelling word, but are misspelled slightly. Don’t forget to include the correct spelling word to the group of words, too. Then highlight/colour the correct spelling Example: righht, rite, right, rihgt
  • Morse Code: Use Morse Code to spell 10 of your words. It is a series of dots (1 count) and dashes (3 counts).  Check out this image, to see the international (NATO) Morse Code so you can practice!
  • Silly sentences: Write 10 cursive sentences using words beginning with the letters from your words. Example for spelling word trains:  Tommy ran and ignored Neal's situation.
  • Word Scramble: Use this Word Scramble web site to scramble and solve 10 words from your spelling list. Print it or have parents sign that you have done it (**).
  • Ransom words: Write 10 of your words by cutting out letters in a newspaper or magazine and gluing them into your homework book, beside your word written in cursive.
  • Magazine words: Use an old magazine or newspaper, and find your words. Cut it out, and glue them into your paper beside your word written in cursive.
  • Comic Strip: Use the template and create a comic strip that uses at least 3 of your spelling words. Click here and print out the template. OR Use Create Your Own Marvel Comic Online or Chogger
  • Syllable Spelling: Write your words in cursive, then separate according to the syllables. Con-tract
  • *Ambidextrous Words: Write your words with your right hand and left hand.
  • Word Search: Make and complete a word search on www.puzzlemaker.com
  • **Spelling City: Type your spelling words into SpellingCity and then click on Play a Game. Choose TWO of the free activities to complete. Then do the Test and Teach activity.
  • The Conversation: Pick 10 of your spelling words and write a dialogue between two characters using the words. Be sure to use quotation marks around the words that are being said by a character. Underline each spelling word. Example: “Hey Jack, do you want to skate to the park?” asked Matt.  Jack replied, “I would love to but where is that place?”
  • Antonyms: Choose 10 spelling words and write an antonym next to each word. An antonym is a word that means the opposite. Use a dictionary or thesaurus for help, if needed.
  • Acrostic Poem: Choose one of your spelling words.  Write an acrostic poem for that word. You must also ILLUSTRATE your poem.
  • Trace around: Write each of your spelling words using a pencil. Then trace around, in concentric circles, each word with a crayon, colored pencil, or a marker.
  • Dictionary Check: Complete the dictionary check spelling sheet.  (click here or make your own)
  • Story words: Write a short story in cursive using all of your words.
  • Maths Spelling: Complete a Spelling with a Maths Twist sheet. (click here or make your own)
  • Secret Agent Words: Write a code for each letter of the alphabet, then write each word in cursive, then in code. (click here or make your own)
  • Sentence Building: Complete a sentence building sheet. (click here for instructions.)
  • Crossword: Make and complete a crossword puzzle using www.puzzlemaker.com
  • Scrabble Tiles: Pick 10 spelling words and use your Scrabble tiles to build the words. Add up the value of the letters in each of your spelling words. Number your paper and list your words in order from the lowest value to the greatest value. Example: house h (4) + o (1) + u (1) + s (1) + e (1) = 8 (click here to view tiles)
  • Telephone Words: Choose 10 spelling words. Translate your words into numbers using the telephone keypad and add up the value of each letter. Number your paper and write the word and its value. Example: block= b (2) + l (5) + o (6) + c (2) + k (5) = 20 (click here to view keypad)
  • Silly Sentences: Choose 5 of your spelling words and write 5 silly sentences. Underline each spelling word. Choose one of your silly sentences and illustrate it. Example: The long line at the grocery store was empty.
  • Definition Match: Choose 5 of your spelling words. List these words on the left side and then write the definitions of each word on the right side but in the wrong order.
  • TV Commercial: Write a 30 second TV commercial using all of your spelling words.
  • 3D Words: Using Lego, Play-doh or other building material, construct 5 spelling words. Take a photo to record your creation.
  • Spelling Poem: Write a poem using several of your spelling words.  Underline the words that you use.  Illustrate your poem.
Independent Level List 
For those students who have shown they are excellent spellers and require a more independent method that will help them develop their skills further. Choose words you do not know or have difficulty spelling.
If you find it difficult to find enough words you can add words from the lists below