Spelling Bee Teacher Resources
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Count Down to the National Spelling Bee
Spelling bee lesson plans can get students into the spirit of the Scripps National Spelling Bee, and spell, spell, spell.
Time For Kids: Spelling Bees and Detail Search
In this Time For Kids: spelling bees and detail search worksheet, students read the April 9, 2004 issue and answer 16 questions about spelling strategies and 9 questions about searching for details.
The Spelling Bee
In this comprehension worksheet, learners read a passage about a spelling bee and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
Improve Your Spelling with the Visual Thesaurus
Using Visual Thesaurus software, class members participate in a computer-based spelling bee. Then they work in groups to analyze the words and use deductive reasoning to infer spelling patterns. They then present one of their "rules" to the class, jigsaw style.
Spelling Bee Quiz-Scrambled Words
In this online quiz activity, middle schoolers answer a set of multiple choice questions about unscrambling words correctly. Page includes links to answers, ads and resources.
Vocabulary, Questions, and Activities for "Spelldown" by Becky Mushko
Students explore school life in Appalacia through the use of the book, Spelldown. In this five-part short story lesson, students participate in a spelling bee and journal writing. Students use maps and pictures to become familiar with the geography of the book and compare and contrast characters.
An Experiment in Unfair Treatment/Prejudice
A rigged spelling bee gives class members a chance to experience some of the feelings associated with unfair treatment. Team one is given easy words while team two is given difficult words. As teams realize the unfairness the instructor launches a discussion of groups that were singled out for unfair treatment. Carefully consider the climate of your classroom before using this lesson.
"The Spelling Bee"
In this reading comprehension worksheet, learners read the short passage, "The Spelling Bee", and then answer 5 reading comprehension questions with multiple choice answers.
The Spelling Bee
In this comprehension worksheet, 7th graders read a passage about a spelling bee and answer multiple choice questions about it. Students complete 5 questions total.
Speedy Spelling Bee
Students are put into teams and practice spelling words in a spelling bee with a 'twist'. They can target current spelling lists, challenging lists or reviews.
Bar Graph Activity: Spelling Bee
In this bar graph worksheet, students use information about a class spelling bee, shown in a bar graph, to complete a set of 7 related questions. ï»¿Answers included on page 2.
"Spelldown" by Becky Mushko
Learners read Spelldown, by Becky Mushko and consider how it portrays the Appalachian community. They define and discuss vocabulary presented in the story and write a comparison/contrast paper analyzing two of the story's characters. The spelling activities are sound and could be used with any book or story.
TIME for Kids: "Put Kids in Space"
Send your class to the moon with this nonfiction reading exercise. After reading a persuasive article about sending kids to space through a lottery, learners complete a reading comprehension lesson reflecting the main points in the article. They go on to complete an editorial about sending people to Mars.
Finding the Friendship Dolls, A True Story: How Children Can Create World Peace
Students listen to the book Finding the Friendship Dolls, A True Story: How Children Can Help Create World Peace through Toys. In this world peace lesson, students choose events in the story to create a timeline of those events. Students participate in an unfair Spelling Bee and discuss their feelings.
SSSH - Successful, Simple Simulation, Hassle-Free
Students explore the Revolutionary War. They discuss ways to resolve conflicts, establish control/authority to meet needs. Students compare interactions among groups and then relate to other social groups. Students play a game to review the Revolutionary War.
Some Homophones Are Verbs
Fifth graders participate in a spelling bee. In this verbs and homophones lesson, 5th graders review how most verbs are formed in the past tense and how this differs from irregular verbs. Students identify homophones and homographs and complete a modified spelling bee. Students complete a worksheet about homophones and verbs.
Jumping Jack Spelling Bee
Learners write the spelling list as usual. They spell them aloud while doing jumping jacks. They must sit down if they misspell a word. (This also works on their honesty skills.)
Advanced Spelling Bee 2
In this literacy learning exercise, students find the words that are associated with the acquisition of vocabulary and the answers are at the bottom of the page.
Rising Tides: Climate Change and the Sea
Explore the issue of rising sea levels through an examination of data, satellite photos, and human interest stories. High schoolers work with groups to research and determine, based on data, whether or not sea levels are indeed rising,. Then they develop a proposal to local government regarding what actions should be taken to respond to sea level changes. The activities are designed around North Carolina's coastlines, but this could easily be adapted, if needed, to reflect a more local coastline. Although the lesson plan only calls for four days, in order to provide adequate research time, you may want to consider planning a full week for these activities.
Focus on complex characters with a lesson from a series that teaches individual skills from the Common Core. Specifically, this resource provides practice with standard RL.9-10.3. Get pupils thinking and talking about characters with the first practice activity: a discussion of E.A. Robinson's poem "Aaron Stark". Next, they are ready to create their own stories and characters with the second practice activity. Finally, test your class's new-found characterization abilities with the two included quizzes. Note: For the second practice activity, you will need to create flashcards of various characters, settings, and feelings prior to conducting the lesson.