I have been asked to share some of the ways I organize my weekly spelling practice. I prefer to incorporate spelling practice into our Word Work rotation during our Daily 5 block (you can read more about our weekly routine here). In order to do this, things need to be organized so the students can access and use the materials independently. Here are my three favorite ways to organize student practice.
Pocket Charts for Spelling Practice
Any pocket charts that hold folders work great because they don’t take up a lot of space and the different activities can be housed in separate pockets. I was able to grab a couple of small pocket charts from Target this summer. These have 5 pockets, which means they are perfect for our weekly spelling practice.
I can load up each folder with the worksheet I want my students to complete that day. Students just need to open the folder of the day.
I like to keep extra lists near the worksheets just in case!
Drawers for Spelling Practice
This option is great for both the editable worksheets or the blank worksheets. I can keep extra lists in the first drawer and place the copies needed for the week in each of the other drawers.
When I use the editable worksheets, I just print on different colors so the students know which paper to grab from the drawer. If you like these Sterilite drawer labels, be sure to check out this post to grab your own set for free. I have had great luck finding my Sterilite drawers in stores, but you can also find them on Amazon.
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Folders for Spelling Practice
This is a great option to save copies in the long run. Each folder is filled with the spelling worksheets my students use. The worksheets are placed inside sheet protectors. Students can practice all year long using a dry erase marker and a spelling list (dice and paperclips are needed for two of the worksheets).
I love that students can pull these out easily during our Word Work rotation and work at their own pace. These are also be great for fast finishers!
You can learn more about these spelling worksheets in this blog post. You can also click on any of the pictures below. I have packs for 10 words, 15 words, 16 words, and 20 words. You can even try a FREE sample here.
If I buy the 15 word editable spelling worksheet product, will I be able to add 5 more words? We have 20 words each week.
Hello, I was wondering if you have your day of the week labels for your bins available for purchase?
Storie Belden says
Thank you for your interest. I just finished up a blog post about my Sterilite Drawer labels. You can find a few different styles of labels to download there.
Here’s the link: http://storiesbystorie.com/sterilite-drawer-labels/
Let me know if you have any other questions!