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Weekly Spelling Homework-Year-Long Spelling Worksheets

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 72 pages | Grades: 3 - 5

Practice weekly spelling words to strengthen letter-sound recognition, alphabetization, and sentence writing skills with 36 weeks of worksheets.

Add Weekly Spelling Words to Your Daily English Lessons!

Reading and writing skills start with letter-sound recognition. 

But after that…

Reading fluency is the result of a lot of repetition and memorization.    

Each weekly worksheet in this resource introduces a common spelling pattern through a bank of ten new words. Each weekly word bank focuses on a frequent spelling pattern, like short and long vowel sounds, digraphs, trigraphs, and blends. Students will practice spelling the words a different way each day:

Monday: students write the words in the bank to practice spelling and handwriting. 

Tuesday: students repeat the spelling exercise before but write the words twice. 

Wednesday: students alphabetize the word list.

Thursday: students write each word in a sentence. 

By completing each weekly worksheet, students demonstrate they can correctly spell grade-appropriate words and identify common spelling patterns.

Need to change a word? Customize these worksheets in Google Slides!

Scaffolding + Extension Tips 

In addition to individual student work time, use this set of 36 spelling worksheets for a:

Students who need more of a challenge can list 2-3 additional words that use the spelling pattern in their word bank and complete the day’s activity with the new words. 

Support struggling students by limiting the number of words in the word bank. Add new words each day and have students do the previous day’s activity to catch up. 

Need to change a word? This resource is fully editable in Google Slides! 

Prepare This Resource with Sustainability in Mind!

This resource can be prepared a full year in advance. 

No matter how you decide to use this teaching resource, there are many ways to incorporate efficient practices that save time, resources, and the planet! 

We suggest:

♻️ Print Double-Sided 

If applicable to your lesson structure, save paper by printing worksheets double-sided. 

♻️ Reuse It! 

Update your rotations with activities fast finishers can work on. Print a few copies on cardstock and slip them into dry-erase sleeves. Students can record their answers with a whiteboard marker, then erase and reuse them. 

♻️ Go Digital 

Teaching virtually? Running low on toner? Use the Google Slides format of this resource to project the week’s worksheet onto your screen. Students can complete each daily activity in their notebooks. This digital version offers the same options for practice, each on a different slide.

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