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Spelling Series: Interactive Spelling Wall

Welcome back to the Spelling Alternatives for 1st Grade blog series! Here's a sneak peek at the entire series:

Interactive Spelling Wall

“Sharing the pen” is one of my favorite practices that I started last year. It really helps my little firsties to take control of their own learning and feel empowered (AND they just love the smell of using my scented chart markers).

An interactive spelling wall is something I use every Monday to introduce our spelling pattern for the week. It can be used as whole group mini-lesson, a small group mini-lesson, or as a spelling station.

-Large section of a dry erase board -OR- a large piece of chart paper
-Dry erase markers -OR- chart markers
-Design a heading
-Introduce the pattern
-Have students generate words and add them to the wall
Tip: As you can see towards the bottom, when we run short on time I usually ask for students to call out the remaining words and I write them on there.
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Interactive Spelling

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Kristen Sullins

Kristen Sullins

I am a current Elementary Librarian and
Enrichment Teacher, mother of two, follower of Christ and Texas native. In my own classroom, I love to save time by finding unique ways to integrate writing, social studies and science into all parts of my day. I also love all things organization!