Freebie Friday Sept. 11, 2009 Spelling

September 11, 2009 at 9:31 pm (Uncategorized)

Welcome to Freebie Fridays!

One thing I have learned over the years is that homeschoolers LOVE spelling freebies!  In January of 2008 I wrote about a new website called SpellingCity.com in the Freebie Friday newsletter.  So many readers clicked the link that we crashed the site!  So this week I am going to give you a BUNCH of spelling freebies. Hopefully don’t take down anymore sites.  This week you will find a collection of spelling sites that I have used, or am planning on using with my own kids.  You will find links to online games, a lapbook, a free spelling course, Bible Based Spelling Lessons and more!

Here are your spelling freebies!

SpellingCity.com is still around and has added a lot of great features since I first visited them.  They now offer over 42,000 spelling words and 10 games to play!  You will also find a "real" person who says the words and sentences, a free homepage where you can save your spelling lists, how to videos, and a forum and newsletters.  There is a lot of good resources at this website!

Splashes From The River is offers the free online version of the book The Basic Cozy Spelling Course.  You will find a course outline, spelling rules and 30 printable lessons.  All you will need to add is a English Dictionary!

Garden of Praise has free Bible based spelling lessons written to help young people become better spellers and writers.  These are designed for lower elementary students, but can be adjusted for other ages. There are 35 free lessons on a variety of topics like Creation, The Ten Commandments and Heaven.

Spell It Right offers online lessons on How to Spell Confidently.  This site is loaded with great lessons!  It includes sections on Syllables, Consonant Blends, Prefixes, Suffixes, Word Endings, Vowels and Plurals.  I also really like that they offer a special section on words used in Science, Math, English and Geography.  There are also word games, word searches, crosswords and a interactive hangman game!  Wow!

HomeschoolShare.com offers a free Spelling and Phonics Rule Lapbook. This will not only make a great learning tool but is an awesome way to review throughout the year. This is high on my list of things to do with my 8 year old daughter this year!

Curious about what spelling words your children should be doing in each grade?  All About Spelling has free spelling lists for grades 1 through 7.  They also offer 2 other lists with the most frequently used words in the English language.

Do you remember cootie catchers?  This freebie is something I do with my own children to practice spelling words.  I print out the free plain cootie catcher from here.   Then I fold it up and write 4 spelling words under each number.  There are eight sections, so I can get 32 spelling words in one cootie-catcher!  Then I let my daughter pick a color and number and I count them off and give her one of the spelling words from the flap she selected. This is an easy way to make spelling practice more fun!  You can learn how to fold and play with a cootie catcher here

And last, but not least one of my favorite kid stages is the invented spelling stage.  Not sure what invented spelling is?  I have a blog post about it here.    You will also find links to other articles about invented spelling. 

I hope you enjoy these great free sites!

I will see you next week right here at Freebie Fridays.

Happy Homeschooling,

Jamin

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While every effort is made to ensure that the recommended sites are family friendly, The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and it’s writers do not own the sites recommended.  Content and advertising can change without notice.  Please exercise caution when viewing websites.  Please check out the websites before allowing your children to view them.

This article is from this weeks issue of Freebie Friday.  If you are interested in getting the Freebie Friday Newsletter you can subscribe for free HERE.  I will pass along FREE goodies for your homeschool each week.

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1 Comment

  1. Angie said,

    This is a great blog! Thanks for all of the awesome resources you have posted. 🙂

    Angie
    http://www.hebronshills.com

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