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Pencil/Crayon Spelling Homework 2st

What You Need:

  • Paper and pencil
  • Crayons or markers
  • Index cards with spelling words written individually on them

What You Do:

1. Make a “Secret Code.” Ask your child to write down the entire alphabet, leaving space  between and underneath each letter.  Tell her that she is going to create  a code that will enable the two of you to communicate secretly. Once she's  written the entire alphabet, it's time to assign each letter a number. Underneath the A, ask your child to write the number 1.  The number 2 goes under the B, and so on. When the code is completed, the letter Z should have the number 26  underneath it. Example:

A        B        C        D        E        F        G        H        I        J        K        L        M        N              1       2       3        4       5        6        7        8        9        10     11     12     13      14      15

O    P        Q        R        S        T        U        V        W        X        Y        Z                          16      17      18      19      20      21      22      23       24      25      26

2. Take your child's weekly spelling word list, and put each word in “code” on a separate index card, using numbers. Give your child the first index card and show her how she can change the numbers into letters using the code.  This is done by looking at the first number of the coded word and finding its corresponding letter.  For each word, ask your child to write the letter underneath the number on the index card and then move on to the next number.  Continue until the whole word has been changed into letters.  For example, if the word is "stand", the index card would look like this:     19   20   1   14   4      

S     T     A    N   D

Continue with the next spelling word. Once your child has deciphered all her words, and practiced spelling them, give your child a new spy challenge! Ask her to use the code to write a sentence for you and see if you can decode it.  For example, if they wrote:

9       12-15-22-5         25-15-21       13-15-13 it becomes, "I love you, Mom!" Keep the code handy so that you can write each other secret messages in the future, whenver the mood strikes. And don't be surprised if this becomes a favorite way to practice those spelling lists!

Product Description

These pages are a simple solution to making easy, useful worksheets for spelling homework or seat work!

In this download, you will find five different spelling practice pages for your students, which include:
- ABC Order / 3 times each
- Stair Step Spelling
- Picture Spelling
- Pencil / Crayon
- Spelling Sentences

These pages will work with any spelling or vocabulary unit (up to 15 words!)

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**For lists of up to 20 words, check out my NEW "Weekly Spelling Printables" Unit: Weekly Spelling Printables


It includes additional printable activities for both 15 and 20 word lists, spelling test templates, and spelling activity task cards! Over 20 pages of activities and printables for only $3.75!

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