By rajakedua. Worksheets. At Sunday, August 08th 2021, 13:20:41 PM.
I will admit that there is one type of worksheet that I used in the past and found relatively beneficial, although it had a different kind of flaw. For my Basic Math, Pre-Algebra, and Algebra classes, I had several books of ”self-checking” worksheets. These worksheets had puns or puzzle questions at the top, and as the students worked the problems they were given some kind of code for choosing a letter to match that answer. If they worked the problems correctly, the letters eventually answered the pun or riddle. Students enjoyed these worksheets, but there are a couple problem areas even with these worksheets. Some students would get the answer to the riddle early and then work backward from letter to problem answer, so they weren’t learning or practicing anything.
2) Good worksheets use a variety of formats. If you have offered a standard word search puzzle every week for the past eight weeks, kids might not get real excited with the same thing on week number nine. Instead, ask students to unscramble some words, find spelling words hidden inside a picture, supply missing letters, and correct spelling mistakes. Ask them to fit words from a word box into a puzzle-y shape. Ask kids to decode a hidden message. Remember that any activity which requires young learners to read, write, and rewrite important spelling words is great practice. Do not limit your ideas to the usual practices of writing each word in a sentence or copying it 10 times. Those are important activities to assign, but they should not be the only ones.
Fun spelling worksheets help keep early learners engaged in building important skills. While it is best to give students of all ages exercises that are appealing, first and second grade spelling students can especially benefit from engaging activities. This article will help you identify fun spelling activities for your early learners. Why do young students especially benefit from fun worksheets? Because first grade spelling students and second grade spelling students have so much to learn! As we all know, once young minds get distracted, it can be very difficult to get them back on track! When students see the same familiar formats over and over, as in many workbooks, it is all too easy for them to yawn, scribble a bit and move on to something more interesting.