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Fraction Spelling

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  • Language Arts
  • Mathematics


K-2, 3-5

Brief Description

Students create fractions to represent the number of vowels and consonants in each spelling word.


  • learn weekly spelling words.
  • write fractions to represent the number of vowels and consonants in each spelling word.
  • draw pictures to represent the fractions.


fraction, spelling, consonant, vowel, phonics

Materials Needed

  • pencils
  • paper
  • spelling list

Lesson Plan

Students use weekly spelling words to complete this lesson.

Students fold a sheet of writing paper to create three columns. They write the week's spelling words in the first column. In the second column, they write in fraction form the number of vowels in each word. They write the number of consonants, in fraction form, in the third column. Example:

finger 2/6 4/6

In the example above, the word finger has six letters. Two of those letters, or 2/6 of the letters, are vowels, and four of the letters, or 4/6, are consonants.

Extend the Activity
For visual learners: Students might draw a pie, or use a template you provide, divided into six equal parts. They can write the letters in the word finger in the pieces of the pie; they should write the letters in sequence, one letter per section of the pie. Then they can color each vowel with a crayon of one color and each consonant with another color.


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Submitted By

Spring Charles, Albertville Elementary School, Albertville, Alabama

Originally published 08/22/2002
Last updated 02/26/2008

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