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Weekly Spelling Words and Activity Grid – Lower Years

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20 pages (PDF, Word)|This resource is suitable for Grades: 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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  • Meghan

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

    Comment by Meghan on September 21, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    • Holly (Teach Starter) Holly (Teach Starter)

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

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on September 22, 2016 at 8:09 am

  • Anna Bartlett

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

    Comment by Anna Bartlett on October 11, 2016 at 12:21 pm

  • 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?

    Comment by Kellie Farrugia on February 6, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    • Holly (Teach Starter) 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

      Official comment by Holly (Teach Starter) on February 7, 2019 at 12:08 pm

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