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Spotlight on Spelling

Each May, the National Spelling Bee is held in Washington, D.C. Since most of your students won't be there, this week we offer lesson plans to help put them there next year! Included: Five new lesson plans plus links to many more.

How many of your students will be on stage this May at the National Spelling Bee?

If you don't have a class full of potential spelling champions, then you are in the right spot. This week, Education World offers five new lesson plans with activities aimed at developing splendid spellers.

Don't miss the link (See sidebar.) to our spelling archive, where you will find many more great classroom ideas for teaching spelling.
Search for a Spell!

Don't miss Education Worlds Spelling Activity Archive. Search around that archive for a spell -- or a spelling activity. There you will find links to dozens of ideas to help you spice up spelling.


This week, Education World provides five lessons to help you liven up your spelling curriculum. Click each of the five lesson headlines below for a complete teaching resource. (Appropriate grade levels for each lesson appear in parentheses.)

Five Spelling Games
Spice up weekly spelling-list study with these five fun activities. (Grades K-8)

You Can Count on Spelling
Students use Scrabble tiles to find this week's spelling word with the highest mathematical value. (Grades K-12)

Spelling Detective
Set students on a hunt for spelling errors in a high-interest current events text. (Grades 3-12)

Spelling BINGO
Review spelling words before the test by inviting students to play Spelling BINGO. BINGO card included. (Grades K-12)

Create Your Own Homophone Work Sheets
Use 150+ homophone exercises to customize a homophone activity sheet for your students. (Grades K-12)