Spelling Bee Teacher Resources
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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.
3rd - 12th Language Arts 63 Views 281 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
"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.
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts 3 Views 16 Downloads
Try a Money Bee for a "Change"
Students take the spelling bee format and adapt it to provide practice in making change and work on their money skills. They simulate the process of making purchases with money and making change as necessary to complete the purchase.
K - 12th Math 18 Views 62 Downloads
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.
3rd - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 15 Downloads
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.
5th - 8th Language Arts 14 Views 319 Downloads
Study Words for Seventh Graders
Does your school compete in a spelling bee? Do you want your seventh graders to learn challenging new words? Here's a list of 100 words to prepare your kids for the National Spelling Bee. Since the words are from the 2010-2011 school year, the list has likely changed.
7th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 4 Downloads
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.
7th - 11th Social Studies & History 3 Views 6 Downloads
Vocabulary, Questions, and Activities for "Spelldown" by Becky Mushko
Learners 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. Learners use maps and pictures to become familiar with the geography of the book and compare and contrast characters.
4th - 6th Language Arts 5 Views 16 Downloads
Will the Real Abraham Lincoln Please Stand Up?
Engage young historians in learning about America's sixteenth president with this fun Reader's Theater script. The second play in this series puts a modern spin on learning about history, involving a game show where three contestants try to prove that they are the real President Lincoln by answering a series of questions about his life and his achievements.
1st - 5th Social Studies & History 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Teacher's Guide: The Pinballs
Dive your class into the novel The Pinballs by Betsy Byars with the support of this reading guide. Including short answer questions, a multiple choice comprehension quiz, and extension activities, a variety of materials are provided for building a literature unit around this book.
4th - 6th Language Arts 17 Views 7 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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.
9th - 12th Science 12 Views 15 Downloads CCSS: Designed