Not all activities have to be completed. Choose as desired.
List 2 – Short e words
Bonus word: helmet
Activity 1: Pretest. Correct mispelled words. Review sound of short e.
Activity 2: Student reads the word list; teacher defines words as necessary.
Activity 3: Play the ladder game (words are written on rungs of ladder, student reads up to climb to the top of the ladder (variation: stairs). Do several times, varying the order of the words.
Activity 4: Read the words in sentences:
- Mom sent a note to my dad.
- This is the best cake I have ever had.
- He kept his coat in the closet.
- I left my book on the desk.
- Do not step on the bug!
- I need help.
- When is the next sale?
- I bumped my leg on the table.
- We went to the lake for a picnic.
Write words mispelled from the pretest in stair step fashion a few times:
Activity 6: Sort I
Put the words in alphabetical order.
Activity 7: Sort II
Sort the words in columns by word endings:
- ending in t
- ending in g
- ending in k
- ending in p
Activity 8: Unscramble the words
Scrambled at: http://search.teach-nology.com/cgi-bin/scramble.pl
Activity 9: Short e word search
Other places to make word searches: http://tools.atozteacherstuff.com/word-search-maker/wordsearch.php or http://puzzlemaker.discoveryeducation.com/WordSearchSetupForm.asp or
Activity 10: Speed Contest (especially with mispelled words). See how many times student can write each word (one at a time) in 30 seconds.
Activity 11: Write the words in sentences. If this is difficult for student, have student copy the sentences given in Activity 3.
Activity 12: Proofreading
Maryam took a test. Please correct it for her.
Activity 13: Assessment. Give student the words and 1-3 of the sentences from activity 3 for a test. Have student record mispelled words in notebook and review these often.
- You can break up the activities into days (example: 3-4 activities per day (or less)).
- Give dictation daily on the words and optionally, a few of the sentences from activity 3 (each day).