Friday, April 23, 2010

Spelling Songs

One of my favorite ways to differentiate spelling is by having students sing their spelling words.  Three, four, five, six, and seven letter words can easily be sung to well-known songs.   Here are some students spelling the word cool to the tune of  "10 Little Piggies."

The classic "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" can be used to practice a five letter word like world.

Here are the songs I have used:

3 letters:  Three Blind Mice
4 letters:  10 Little Piggies
5 letters:  Row, Row, Row Your Boat
6 letters:  Happy Birthday to You
7 letters:  Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

This activity gets students up and out of their seats and gets their brains working!  It is especially successful with your students who are music smart.

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