To make this “chore” into a really enjoyable (and memorable) experience, try these tricks:
1) Make up silly sentences using each one of the spelling words individually.
2) Make up a funny story involving all of the words at once.
You don’t have to write out these out. You can just have fun with it by talking back and forth with your child, if that what works best for you at the time.
Spelling list example:
- played 11. angry
- isn’t 12. clapped
- sister 13. happy
- stopped 14. brother
- back 15. stand
- you’re 16. baby
- puppy 17. hugging
- silly 18. other
- wouldn’t 19. jogging
- I’ll 20. mother
One day, my puppy went jogging without me! He was angry because I stopped standing on my head. “You’re supposed to be a happy puppy!” I yelled as I clapped my hands. But, he wouldn’t come back. My brother and sister started making silly faces, but even that didn’t work. Next, I heard my mother yell, “If that puppy isn’t back here in five minutes then you’re gonna have to stand on your head till he returns!” “I’ll find him!” I shouted. Then, I had an idea. I found my baby sister and made her stand on her head. Then, my happy puppy came back. We all started hugging and then we played for the rest of the day.
Lame is my middle name
I think its possible that I just wrote the lamest story of all time!
Well, you get where I’m going with this. Just make it interesting and fun, and your kids will be much more likely to remember these words and how to use them properly.
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