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Weekly Spelling Words and Activity Grid - Lower Years

Teach Starter Publishing
Word, PDF | 3 pages | Years: 1 - 3

20 pages of weekly spelling words, extension words and activities.

These spelling activity cards include:

  • 10 spelling words
  • 5 extension words
  • activity grid with 10 fun and engaging activities.

Also included are colour and black and white Word versions for you to add your own words and activities.

Covering a range of spelling concepts including phonemes, digraphs, blends and plurals.

  • oo, ew, ue, u-e
  • m, mm, mb
  • n, nn, kn
  • r, rr, wr
  • j, g, ge, dge
  • w, wh, u
  • _e, y, igh, i
  • ir, ur, or, er
  • or, ore, a, aw, au
  • oa, o-e, ow, u
  • plurals
  • ou, ow
  • ck, sh, ch (end)
  • ch, sh, th, wh
  • e, ea, ee, y, ey
  • ai, ay, a-e, a
  • oi, oy
  • nt, nd, nk, mp and st (end)
  • bl, cl, fl, gl, pl, sl
  • br, cr, dr, fr, gr, tr

How to use this resource:

  • Print out the black and white spelling grids and have students stick them into their spelling books at the beginning of the week.
  • Students need to colour in each box in the Activity Grid by the end of the week.
  • Print and laminate the coloured grids to have at activity stations during your small group work.
  • Send home the black and white versions for weekly homework.

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  • Jamie Woods

    I am unable to get this resources to download

  • Amanda Hop11

    Why does it say 20 pages of spelling words when the word document I downloaded only has 3? It would help reduce the workload if I could access the 20 pages of pre-prepared words.

    • Paul (Teach Starter)

      Hi Amanda, Thanks for reaching out to us! The 20 pages of spelling words are provided in the PDF versions of the resource. You can access these by clicking on the arrow beside the download button to reveal all the download options. Alternatively, you can access them in the Select Download section below the resource's description. If you would like to record a suggestion that the Word doc should also have the lists preloaded, please submit a change suggestion to this resource using the Changes & Updates tab above the comments section.

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  • Anneliese Johnson

    Please make for older grades!

    • Stephanie (Teach Starter)

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  • Kellie Farrugia

    I love the idea of this activity grid. However, I have a very low ability class and doing 4 variations of a sound a week will be overload for my year 1s. is it possible to have them split up? to perform two variations a week?

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Hi Kellie, Great suggestion - can you please put in a resource request change by using the options at the bottom of this resource? Thanks

  • Anna Bartlett

    This looks great - is there one for year 4/5/6?

  • Meghan

    This resource is awesome! Going to use this for my targeted phonics group for this term. Love the resources you create at Teachstarter :)

    • Holly (Teach Starter)

      Thanks for your lovely feedback Meghan! We are glad you find our resources useful! Kind regards, Holly