I have been racking my brain to come up with other ways for him to show me that he can spell his weekly list of words. I can't even count the number of times I have looked up fun ways for spelling on Pinterest, Google, etc. After feeling like we have tried every trick in the book I decided to give up and just keep beating my head against the wall with our normal weekly spelling routine. Until today...
I listed each word twice (one version spelled correctly and the other slightly off). I told him to circle the correctly spelled word and then underline the letters that made him recognize it was spelled correctly.
It worked!!! He loved it AND he got a 100. I even told him he could use his spelling book if he wasn't sure of a word (since this was not a test) but he didn't even need to do that. Success in spelling!!! Hallelujah! Praise God!!!
Here are two pictures showing the front and back of the assignment. I guess I could have typed the list in a really cute font and on fun paper but I wasn't sure this assignment was going to be a success, so little effort went into it. :)
This was a fantastic switch up for spelling. He enjoyed having something new and different and I really got a good feel for his ability with this list of words.
If you have a kiddo who struggles with spelling give this idea a try. Hopefully you will find success with it like we did!