How do you practice spelling words first grade?

18 Ways to Practice Spelling Words

  • Make a Spelling Word Origami Fortune Teller.
  • Make and Use a “Word Catcher”
  • Magnetic Letters, Alphabet Blocks, or Scrabble Pieces.
  • Create Your Own Crossword Puzzle.
  • Use Sensory Play.
  • Play Spelling Word Memory.
  • Trace the Words in Rainbow Colors.
  • Let Your Child Text the Words to You.

What should 1st graders be able to spell?

First Grade Sight Words List

Words for 1st Graders to be Able to Read, Write, and Spell by the End of 1st Grade
before girl jump
big go like
black going little
blue good look

How many spelling words should a first grader have?

320 words
First graders will learn to spell 320 words throughout the year. These first grade spelling lists include 174 FRY words (the first 100 plus 74 others). And 138 of the words are Dolch sight words.

Should first graders have spelling tests?

Once we get into words that are developmentally inappropriate to expect first graders to spell, we move to the non-traditional spelling test. Because even though correct spelling may not be appropriate, they still must be able to decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.

How can I help my child remember spellings?

Homeschooling – How to Teach Your Child Spelling Words

  1. Teach your child spelling words with ‘Lily Pad Letters’
  2. Use ‘Stair Steps’ to memorize certain words.
  3. Toss around the ‘Spelling Ball’
  4. Use magazine clippings to familiarize with letters.
  5. Play ‘Scrambled Spelling’ using alphabet blocks or fridge magnets.

What can you give instead of spelling tests?

Here are 8 ways I help my kids remember the spelling of words:

  • We study spelling patterns.
  • We study sight words.
  • We have a “Word Study Notebook”.
  • We use a portable word bank {or word wall}.
  • We use an editing checklist.
  • I observe their spellings.
  • We review words.
  • I give a Spelling Inventory.

How can I help my sight words with grade 1?

5 Ways to Make Learning Sight Words Easier for Your Kids

  1. Tip 1: Expose your child to sight words early on.
  2. Tip 2: Make read-alouds more interactive.
  3. Tip 3: Engage all of their senses.
  4. Tip 4: Sort sight words into categories.
  5. Tip 5: Read and play with sight words daily.