Reading/Writing

SPELLING

Spelling City – Quiz yourself on your personal spelling list, and play games!

READING

Find the LEVEL for any book by clicking here.  Type in the title of your book and click “Submit.”  Scroll down on the next page until you see your book’s title.  Click on it.  Then look for “GRL”; the letter next to it is its level.

Looking for a book in your level?  Check out this huge list of leveled books to get some suggestions.

Famous African-Americans

Nonfiction Features Slideshow – Click on the link, and watch a slideshow showing nonfiction features.  Just click “Next slide” to get new information!

WRITING

Magical Capitals: A Capitalization Game.  Help the fairy find the words in the sentence that need to be capitalized.

Clueless about how to “Show, Don’t Tell” in writing?  Revisit our anchor chart:

Online poetry anthologies:

Ms. Vigna LOVES these poets:

Six Traits: Ideas Poster

Six Traits: Ideas Rubric

Improving your writing:

LANGUAGE STUDY

Looking for some ways to practice your spelling words?  Try one of these:

  • Rainbow Spelling – Write your spelling words using a different color for each letter.
  • Pipecleaner Spelling – Write your spelling words using pipecleaners that you have shaped into the correct letters.
  • Alphabetical Order Spelling – Write your spelling words in alphabetical order.
  • Stamp Spelling – Write your spelling words using stamp letters.
  • Stencil Spelling – Write your spelling words using stencils.
  • Yarn Spelling – Write your spelling words using a very long piece of yarn on carpet.
  • Whiteboard Spelling – Write your spelling words on your whiteboard using Ms. Vigna’s dry erase markers.
  • Magic Erase Spelling – Write your spelling words on the Magic Erase board.
  • Silly Sentence Spelling – Write silly sentences where the first letter in each word starts with the letters in the spelling word.
  • Magazine Spelling – Using a magazine, circle or highlight the letters of your spelling words.
  • Backwriting Spelling – Write your spelling words on your partner’s back.  Have your partner guess each word as you spell it.
  • Magnetic Letter Spelling – Write your spelling words using the magnetic letters.
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4 responses to “Reading/Writing

  1. LOVE all your spelling ideas! I think my students would really enjoy “Rainbow Spelling” and “Silly Sentence Spelling” – I’ll have to add them to my Spelling Cafe options! Creativity is flowin’ up there in the penthouse!

  2. kAITLYN fERREIRA

    i love every thing we do in class every day !!!!!!!!!!!!** Keep up the good work Ms.Vigna !!!!!!! U R #1

  3. kaitlyn ferreira

    I put the leveled book list on my book marks bar. very good page!

  4. nice site ms.vigna

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