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8 Great Ways to Review Spelling Word Cards

All About Spelling word card Review Box

Taking the time to review spelling Word Cards is an important part of your child’s day, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem “exciting.” But as we all know, review is what makes learning stick. The more kids review what they have learned, the more they will remember.

In fact, regular review is such an important part of learning to spell that every lesson in All About Spelling includes a review of previously taught skills.

As with any daily task, review can get boring at times. And when review begins to feel like drudgery, it can lose its effectiveness.

As a teacher, that’s the last thing you want!

When schoolwork is fun, it is more motivating for kids, but figuring out ways to cultivate fun can seem like more work for Mom and Dad. But in the case of reviewing spelling Word Cards, it may not be as difficult as you think.

8 Great Ways to Review Spelling Word Cards

We have some pretty amazing moms and dads out there using All About Spelling with their kids, and they have shared some great Word Card review ideas that definitely increase the fun factor of review time. And most of these ideas require minimal effort for parents.

Boy spelling with letter tiles

Spell with Letter Tiles

Reviewing Word Cards can get tedious, but you can make spelling review more fun by using Bananagrams® or Scrabble® letters to spell words. It may take a bit longer, but most kids don’t mind the extra time when you can make review seem more like a game.
(Shared by Stef L. (@stefmlayton) via Instagram.)

Letter beads threaded on pipe cleaner

Work on Spelling and Fine Motor Skills

Fidgety kids often benefit from keeping their hands busy as they complete their schoolwork. But with this idea, it’s actually the schoolwork that will keep their hands busy! Have your child practice his spelling Word Cards by threading letter beads onto pipe cleaners to spell the words. It’s perfect for hands-on learners!

Car on sidewalk with chalk

Take Your Spelling for a Drive

Draw rectangles on the driveway or sidewalk with chalk. Have your child “drive” (or skate, ride, walk, hop, etc.) to a rectangle. Read the first word from a stack of review cards, and have your child write the word in the rectangle. Keep “driving” and spelling until you complete the entire stack of Word Cards!

Girl writing word in shaving cream

Make It Fun!

When you spell your words in shaving cream, it’s tons of fun! Just spread a thick layer of shaving cream on a tray or another flat, washable surface. Dictate a word to your child and have her write the word in the shaving cream. After this, your kids might beg to review their Word Cards!
(Shared by Andrea B. (@missandib) via Instagram.)

Word written in soap suds on sidewalk

Write on the Sidewalk (with a twist!)

Just mix a little bit of dish detergent and water and you’ve got the perfect solution for turning a slab of concrete into a writing canvas! “Suds” up your sidewalk, then read your child’s words. Have him finger-write each word on his soapy canvas. The words are easy to “erase,” and your canvas can easily be recharged with a bit more soap and water. (Shared by Shawna at Not the Former Things.)

Child using typewriter

Go “Old School”

Grab an old typewriter at a yard sale or resale shop and let your vintage spelling review session begin! You read the words and your child types them. And as an added bonus, when your child is done with the review session, she’ll have her very own study sheet to take with her!
(Shared by Lizzi (@bizzi_zizzi) via Instagram.)

Child spelling with alphabet cereal

Motivate with Alphabet Cereal

What do you do when your child is hungry but you’re still in the middle of a spelling lesson? You grab a box of alphabet cereal and keep right on going! Read a word from your child’s Word Cards and have him spell the word with cereal letters. If he spells the word correctly, he gets to eat the letters. If he spells it incorrectly, mom gets to eat them. Now that’s some tasty motivation!

Young boy watching tablet

Reward with Screen Time

Take advantage of your child’s interest in electronics, and break out the tablet during spelling review. Read the words from your child’s Word Cards and let him type the words on the tablet. He’ll get some great review time in, but as an added bonus, he’ll get a bit of extra typing practice too!
(Shared by Emily W. (@emilywheat) via Instagram.)

Are You Feeling Motivated?

I hope so! Reading the above ideas made me want to find a child and review some spelling words! When you can introduce this much motivation into your daily review, the long-term rewards are amazing!.

And if you’re looking for similar ideas to use when reviewing your child’s reading Word Cards, check out 11 Great Ways to Review Reading Word Cards.

Spelling Review Tips Recommended by Our Readers

  • Say a word. Have your child repeat the word and then run across the room to the white board. Have him spell the word, then run back for the next word. (Recommended by Jenny H.)
  • Spell words in a plate or pan full of rice. (Shared by @studioregency on Instagram)
  • Say a word. Have your child repeat the word and spell it on the white board. If he spells it correctly, he gets to draw an illustration for the word. (Recommended by @niconicolita on Instagram)
  • Play hopscotch with your spelling words. Add letters to each square and have your child hop to each letter as she spells the word out loud. (Recommended by Suzanne W. via Facebook)
  • Give your child a word. Let him write it on a window using a Crayola washable marker or Expo dry erase marker. (Recommended by Tracy via blog comment)
  • Host a spelling bee . . . with stuffed animals! (Recommended by K. Smith via blog comment)
  • Play spelling tic-tac-toe. If your child spells their word correctly they get to claim a space. If they misspell it, the other person can steal the space by correctly spelling the word. (Recommended by Jeanine via blog comment.)
  • To recreate the experience of typing on a real typewriter, use the Hanx Writer iPad app. And here’s one that’s available for Android. (Recommended by Kristen via blog comment)
  • Play “word jumbles.” Write all the letters for the word then have your child put them in the correct order. (Recommended by Michelle via blog comment)
  • Use a dry erase marker on the bathroom mirror. Review spelling words after brushing teeth in the morning and leave them on the mirror all day. (Recommended by Robin R. via blog comment)
  • Make a “road” of upside-down Word Cards. Roll the dice and drive a little car (or another type of marker) down the appropriate number of cards. Mom turns over the card and reads the word and child spells the word. If spelled correctly, the card is placed right-side up. Keep going until all the cards have been spelled correctly. (Recommended by Linda via blog comment)
  • For a physical activity I would create a maze of letters on my tile floor. The kids had to spell the words by stepping on the letters to get through the maze. (Recommended by Cindy S. via Facebook)
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Megan

says:

I have littles but plan on using AAR this year and AAS when they’re ready for it!

Elizabeth R

says:

Great ideas!

Kristen

says:

These are great ideas! My boys would have so much fun with many of these review activites.

Wendy Clark

says:

These are great hints. We just finished Level 1 of All About Reading and are about to start AAR 2 and AAS 1. I will come back and look this up.

Sarah B.

says:

Lots of great ideas! My son gets so tired of reviewing so maybe these will help.

Jessica Hamer

says:

These were some great ideas! I will definitely be implementing with my 7 year old😃

C

says:

Great ideas!

Racheal

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Would enjoy using AAS with my kids!

Heather Simpson

says:

There are some really fun ideas here. This will definitely help keep my kiddos interested in practicing their spelling words!

Robin E.

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Heather,
Yes! My kids will review words for a long time without complaint if we make it a game. They particularly love when I buy a box of Cheeze-Its Junior Scrabble crackers, as that is spelling review and a favorite snack all in one!

Maureen

says:

Love these ideas! So creative & fun =)

Saph

says:

So many great ideas to use! Thank you!

Sarah

says:

I love the typewriter and cereal ideas. I actually have an old typewriter to use. Thanks!

Robin E.

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Sarah,
I think the typewriter would be a very fun way to practice spelling, but I haven’t been able to find one cheaply. However, we have done spelling review with Cheeze-Its Junior Scrabble crackers. Spelling review that ends in a snack is always well received.

Kim

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Would love to try All about soelling, just bought AAR!

Sherry

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I like the spelling review tip from a reader of making a “road” of upside down word cards. We will try that next time.

My daughter enjoys sorting, so when it came time for a mastered word cards review (level 1 step 17) she challenged herself to sort all of the words mastered so far by sorting them on the dry erase board as I said them aloud into these nine list headings: short a; short i; short o; short u; short e; s, x, and qu; th, sh. and ch; final blends; and initial blends. She self checked her lists by looking at the numbered word cards.

Merry

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What a great idea, Sherry, I love that your daughter came up with her own challenge! Good for her!

Tracy

says:

These suggestions are so much fun! My hands-on, wiggly, reluctant spellers will love trying them out. Thanks!!

Samantha

says:

I love that everything has its own separate category and I love the idea of reviewing because even I tend to forget things sometimes. I will add this to my list of ideas for next year.

Emma

says:

I love all these ideas! We will be using these with my various learners! Multi-sensory approaches are why I love this program!

John Webb

says:

After reading this article, I am having my family look for used scrabble games for me to use with my ESL students here in China! Puppets are on my list as well!

Carrie King

says:

Just started AAS Lev. 1 with my son and it’s really clicking for him.

Brittany

says:

Love all of the ideas! We are always looking for new ways to review and can’t wait to try some of these!

I love how you included readers’ tips at the ends. These are great!

Linda

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Make a “road” of upside down word cards. Roll the dice and drive a little car or other marker that many cards. Mom turns over the card and tells the word; if spelled correctly the card is left right side up, or collected. See how many words are right to the end of the road. For 2 or more students, each one can make a road of his words and they can race to the end, or collect the most cards……………………

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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What a great game, Linda! Thanks for sharing.

Geri N

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I am using AARand AASwith my struggling third grader. Am I also suppose to be giving him a weekly spelling list and test?

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Geri,
No, no tests needed. The word cards with each step of AAS are used to work your child toward mastery, no “learn it then forget it” tests. The games and activities here are ideas for how to have fun while working toward mastery of the words.

Christianne

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I love your products and my son is learning well with your program. Thank you!

Robin Rosebrugh

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Thank you for the such a great source of ideas! Some of the ones we do have already been mentioned (sign language letters and alphabet beads) but a few others that work for us are:

– dry erase marker on the bathroom mirror. We review spelling words after we brush teeth morning and night. They are left on the mirror all day so she reads them whenever she goes tot he bathroom.

– texting the other parent the words. she loves this because she gets praise from both sides (and the other parent can use the check mark or ‘x’ emoticon to say whether she got it right or wrong.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Thanks for sharing these, Robin. I especially love the texting one, as I know my kids would find it super cool. Maybe I should have my kids text their brother who is in college, as my husband drives for a living doesn’t answer his phone until after he finishes.

Renae B

says:

Thank you! I have saved many of these ideas to my master spelling ideas list.

Jackie

says:

Thank you! We are always looking for new ways to get out and learn.

Holly

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Thank you for the great ideas to get me thinking outside of the box of routine! Generally anything we can do to get outside motivates my children, whether it is writing their spelling words in the snow or them sitting in a tree with a notebook in which to write their spelling words and sentences. Thanks again for the continued encouragement!

SFowler

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I love receiving blog posts that inspire and strengthen both the teaching approach and the love of learning, Thank you for all these rewarding and fun ideas. Learning is FUN! Although kids thrive with consistency, they also enjoy a fresh new game (and to be honest I do as well).

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Yes! Consistency is so important, but the change up within the consistency keeps things exciting and fun. Enjoy playing with spelling!

Christi

says:

Great ideas, thank you very much!

Albena Tzvetkova

says:

There are some great ideas! The list made me think even for more fun ideas – like printing letters, then cutting and pasting on another sheet. My child likes using scissors :)

Amanda T

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My son really dislikes writing his spelling words. And he’s very hands on. These ideas are wonderful and I can’t wait to try them.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Amanda,
You may find this article on dysgraphia helpful. Even if your child doesn’t have dysgraphia, the tips there may help.

Peggy

says:

My child has a problem in math of switching the numbers. Dyslexic? How do I help her?

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Peggy,
Reversals of letters or numbers is consider normal until a child is 8 or so. If your child is younger than 8, just gently work on the reversal and try not to worry. After 8 or so, reversals can be one symptom, of many, of dyslexia. However, if it is the only symptom that a child has it wouldn’t dyslexia.

Here are a couple links that may help you.
Symptoms of Dyslexia Checklist
How to Solve Letter Reversal Problems (many of the techniques discussed here will also apply to number reversals)

Let us know if you have further questions or concerns.

Michele

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Love all of these ideas! Thanks for continuing to share such fun.

Michelle

says:

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing. My boys like word jumbles. I write all the letters for the word then they put them in the correct order.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Michelle,
Thanks for the idea! Word jumbles would be a nice way to review that one day or so a month when I leave lessons plans for someone else to do with the kids.

Paula

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Thank you so much for these ideas. After reading this, I started letting my 12-year-old use his tablet to do almost all of his spelling, from review words to spelling the new words to typing his dictation sentences. It’s helped so much! He’s always hated the physical act of writing, and I’ve let him type for other subjects, but I’d never thought of it for spelling. Spelling time is SO much more pleasant now, and what was almost incessant complaining has all but disappeared. And while I was hesitant about the fact that there’s a spell checker (we haven’t figured out yet how to turn it off), it turns out that the immediate feedback on misspelled words actually has been really helpful for him. I wish I’d started this several levels ago!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Interesting observation about the spell check, Paula! I hadn’t thought of that, but it makes sense. Thanks for sharing how this is working with your 12 year old.

Miriam

says:

Ooh, thank you for these great ideas! We needed to add some variety. =)

Christy

says:

We love AAS. This is our first year and we think it is awesome. My 2nd grader enjoys the pace and can easily learn new worda.

Heather McKinney

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We are 2/3 through our first year of AAS. My 6th and 3rd grader love it, and so do I. I love the organization, the colors, the incremental approach. Someone has done ALL the planning and hard work for me! It is a wonderful and thorough way to teach phonics/spelling.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Awww, thank you, Heather!

Casey

says:

Great ideas! My 3rd grader is needing help. Not sure where to start with her.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Casey,
We recommend all struggling spellers start with All About Spelling level 1 to build a strong foundation in spelling.

All About Spelling is a building block program with each level building upon the previous one. The rules and concepts learned in Level 1 are applied in Level 2, and then those are applied in Level 3, and so on. Placement for spelling is based on the student’s knowledge of spelling rules and concepts rather than grade level, reading level, or the words a student has memorized.

For example, we find that many students simply memorize easy words like “cat” and “kid” but have no idea why one uses a C and the other uses a K, or that the same rules that apply to these words also apply to higher level words such as “concentrate.” Other students switch letters or leave out letters entirely. This usually occurs because they don’t know how to hear each sound in the word. Level 1 has specific techniques to solve these problems.

However, we encourage parents and teachers to “fast track” if the student knows how to spell most of the words but does not understand the underlying basic spelling concepts. In this case, very quickly skim the parts that she already knows and slow down on the parts that she needs to learn. Pull out several words as examples. Make sure she understands the concept being taught, and then move on. This blog article has a good example of how you might fast track.

Becky Farr

says:

Great ideas! I can’t wait to incorporate these into our routine.

stacy fillerup

says:

Thanks for sharing! Glad I was directed to this post. Spelling has been hard the last couple of weeks.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Stacy,
I’m sorry to hear that spelling has been less than fun lately. It sounds like fun methods of reviewing are just the ticket. Have fun!

rosie

says:

I love these great ideas! I can’t wait to try them.

Ginger

says:

I found a note program in our tablet that we use for spelling – DS writes his word with either his finger or the stylus.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Fun idea, Ginger. Some how anything done on electronics is more fun!

Wendy

says:

Fun! Thanks for the great ideas!

Nicole

says:

I love these multi-sensory ideas to help teach spelling words!

Kristen

says:

My kids, who are 5 and almost 7, know their letters in ASL (American Sign Language) from watching Signing Time DVDs. Sometimes I will let them fingerspell the word instead of write the word out. They love it!

Also, the Hanx Writer app on the iPad is super fun for them to use because it sounds like an actual typewriter as they type.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Kristen,
Ooo, I love the idea of fingerspelling the words with ASL! Thanks for sharing this idea, and the app recommendation too. Sadly, it seems Hanx Writer isn’t available for Android, although there does seem to be some alternative typewriter apps.

Garilyn

says:

We’ve written words in the air with our fingers, or on shaving cream on the table.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Great ideas to make spelling review involve more movement. Thanks for sharing, Garilyn.

Joyce M

says:

These are great ideas, but some might take too long doing them with two boys! We are just starting Level 3 and my boys lose interest fast when we review anything! I will try one of the above suggestions to see it it helps – thanks!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Joyce,
Yes, many of these review ideas take longer, so when I do something like this it is the only spelling we do for that day. Just review of the cards (with some of the master cards also reviewed if they don’t have many in the review section) and no new lesson or even dictation for that day. I don’t do this every day, because of this, but once every week or two is a nice change up.

Jenny

says:

These are really creative ways to review spelling words. School always seems to go better when we do fun activities like these.

Carrie R.

says:

Love the sidewalk chalk and tasty review ideas. My boys would love both of those.

Lori Smith

says:

Would love to try!

Kerry Hill

says:

Thinking about trying this for next year!

Candice

says:

I use AAR & AAS with my two youngest and they both love it!

Jessica

says:

I love AAR and AAS.

Alayna

says:

What innovative ideas to make spelling more interesting!

Katy Hendrix

says:

This has been life changing for my third grader who struggles so bad with spelling. I’ve watched him become so confident using this program!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Katy,
Thank you so much for sharing your son’s success with spelling. Here’s to years of confident spelling!

Melissa

says:

Love all the ideas, going to try some with my daughter who has a tough time with spelling.

Beth

says:

Love the typewriter! Have a child who struggles with spelling who recently bought an antique one from an author with his own money!!! Going to utilize this idea in his daily spelling lesson!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Beth,
What fun! I’d guess that he would be willing to happily review much longer than usual while using his new old typewriter too!

Michelle Coker

says:

Love all the ideas, but especially the old typewriter.

Danette

says:

So glad to have a way to explicitly teach spelling that my son actually enjoys! I’mlooking fforward to starting the process with my younger children as well. Thank-you!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Danette,
You are welcome. It’s great to hear your son enjoys spelling, because that makes it all the more wonderful to teach.

Tiffany Boles

says:

Great ideas! I love these!

Jen

says:

Just started with this program and love it so far!

Denise stahl

says:

These are great ideas!!

Ginger

says:

Fantastic ideas! Now I need to go buy some alphabet cereal. :)

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Ginger,
Another great snacky review idea is Junior Scrabble Cheeze-Its. I pick up a box just for spelling review whenever Nabisco crackers go on sale.

Michelle Lipscomb

says:

I need to start reading the blog. I think it will really help me keep to the program better.

Kathryn

says:

Our favorite spelling method hands down!

Shelia

says:

We do a Spell-A-Thon every time all 3 kids (ages 9, 6, and 5) finish their Step at the same time. The little ones like the challenge of trying to spell words they don’t know with rules and concepts they’ve already learned; and, the oldest likes to show off his spelling skills.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

A Spell-A-Thon! Great idea for multiple student review, Sheila. Thanks for sharing it.

Olga Romero

says:

I love the fun spelling ideas and activity’s . Kids don’t get bored that easily.

Carol

says:

All of this sounds great! My son would be in the beginner program.

Lisa

says:

great ideas!

Christy

says:

I create a reading or spelling jeopardy games. My son has categories of words like “words with short a”, “words with short o”, etc. There are point values assigned up to 50 points for each category. If he reaches a certain number of points, he gets a certain amount of candy. (to be determined by mom) He can even play for levels of candy…1…2..3..or four pieces. Works great with younger kiddos. We also have competitions to see who can read the word the fastest or spell it the fastest. Of course, I can spell or read the word faster but he doesn’t know that. :)

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Christy,
What fun! Spelling game shows! Thanks for sharing this idea.

Sarah Whitaker

says:

We use AAR and AAS for my homeschooled kindergartener, and she is flourishing! This program is wonderful. I love the detailed instructions and fun activity book. She picked up reading quite quickly, and this program really engages her.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Thank you for sharing your daughter’s success with us, Sarah!

Suzy

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When we review spelling word cards, my son enjoys it more when I give him a clue and he has to guess what the word is before spelling it. For example, if the spelling word card is “stop”, I might say, “What is the opposite of go?” Or if the word card is “blue”, I might say, “This word is the color of the sky”.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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This would add another level of enjoyment into plan old review. Thanks for sharing this idea, Suzy!

Melinda

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I just started using AAR level 1 with my oldest daughter. I love it, and I plan on using the pre-reading with my youngest this year. My oldest daughter is dyslexic and ADHD. So far no other program has worked. In just a couple of weeks she has improved greatly and enjoys learning to read now. We have made up lots of games to practice her fluency words, and she will now ask me to play the games of her own free will. It is great to see her enjoying learning to read instead of tears, and frustration. Costumer service with AAR is amazing also. I live in Canada and do not have long distance to the states. I had a couple of questions about the program when I first started, but I couldn’t call them. I sent them an email asking if someone could contact me, as I needed a little help. Right away, someone called me and was able to answer all my questions and much more. Thank you so much. I plan to use all their AAR levels and also their AAS levels.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Melinda,
It’s great to hear that your daughter is doing so well so quickly! And thank you for your kind words about our customer service. I will be sharing this with the entire AALP team!

Laura Stephenson

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These review ideas are just what we need to make spelling more fun!

K. Smith

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Have the child line up five or six of her dolls or stuffed animals. Have her then tell you their names (if you don’t know them already). Announce that the spelling bee will begin. Ask the first doll or stuffed animal, by name, to spell the first word. The child speaks for the doll/stuffed animal, spelling the word for them. Continue in the fashion of a spelling bee, until you have a doll/stuffed animal winner. The pressure is off her to get it right because the doll “is spelling, not her” and the doll is “the one who has to sit down”, not her, when she misspells a word.

Suzy

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I love this idea and am looking forward to trying it with my son, who loves animals. I was thinking it might work well with plastic dinosaurs, Lego figures, Halo figures, etc. Thanks so much for sharing this!

K. Smith

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Have the child line up five or six of her dolls or stuffed animals. Have her then tell you their names (if you don’t know them already). Announce that the spelling bee will begin. Ask the first doll or stuffed animal, by name, to spell the first word. The child speaks for the doll/stuffed animal, spelling the word fo them. Continue in the fashion of a spelling bee, until you have a doll/stuffed animal winner. The pressure is off her to get it right because the doll “is spelling, not her” and “the doll is the one who has to sit down”, not her, when she misspells a word.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Oh, this is a GREAT idea! This would be hugely fun. Thank you for sharing it.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

My boys were gone this morning for a Boy Scout thing, so I had extra one-on-one time with my daughter. I decided to try your spelling bee out, and she loved it! Ralph, Clair, Alice, Molly, Big Ralph, and Lily all participated (a Cabbage Patch, an 18″ doll, a plastic horse, a stuffed poodle, a large panda, and a tiny panda, respectively), and Lily won!

This was a LOT of fun and my daughter was happy to review a lot longer than usual. Thank you again for sharing this idea.

Sandra

says:

Thank you for these great ideas. I’m excited to start implementing a few. I know my daughter will love them.

Maria

says:

I thought I left a message already but I am excited to try out some of these suggestions! Thanks!

Joy Slater

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Just wanted to add that my daughter, who is not a natural speller is greatly improving by using the keyboard. I would like to try a spelling program though to see if that help spelling to become more automatic to her.

Jeanine

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Great ideas, thanks!

My kids also love to play spelling tic-tac-toe. I give them words at their respective levels. If they spell their word correctly they get to claim a space. If they misspell it, the other person can steal the space by correctly spelling the word. This pretty well evens the playing field as my oldest is a struggling speller and gets to “steal” with his sister’s easier words and my daughter is a natural speller and has to stretch to his higher level if she’s going to steal a space. If my youngest plays, she can steal by spelling a word at her own level.

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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Jeanine,
Thanks for sharing this! I especially appreciate how you adapted the game to your student’s individual needs and abilities.

Dawn

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Draw a grid on a piece of paper with about twenty boxes. Roll a dice. Read a spelling word and if the child spells it right, they get to go that many spaces forward on the ‘board’. The child can use a favorite small toy as a ‘token’. If they get the word wrong, they have to go back that many spaces. Can be played with more than one child at a time. Whoever gets to the end first wins!

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

says: Customer Service

Fun idea, Dawn! Thanks for the idea.

I’m hoping some of these tips will work for my children while they practice for the spelling bee.

Jessica

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Great ideas, thank you! I’m always looking for ways to bring fun into our day, I get stuck on our school to do lists and forget to add in some fun! I’m going to hunt up and old typewriter, my girls would LOVE that! So would my one year old son 😉 !

Robin E. at All About Learning Press

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I know, right?! My kids would love a typewriter. Have fun, Jessica!

Keenya

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Great ideas to make learning fun!

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