Spelling Homework Activities For 5th Grade Students 


In 5th grade, too little time is allotted to spelling activities. It is a very important skill, and students should practice it not only in class once a week, but at home as well. To make homework interesting, a teacher should approach it with a mix of creativity and imagination. Here are some ideas of engaging spelling homework activities for 5th grade students that might be of great use to you:

  • Write your spelling words in alphabetical order.
  • Look for the definitions of at least ten tricky words in the dictionary and write them down.
  • Write your assigned words neatly in three different colors.
  • Type your assigned words on computer. Print them out and submit to your teacher.
  • Draw a picture consisting of several spelling words or draw a picture for each of the words.
  • Write your words using different colors for vowels (e.g. red) and consonants (e.g. blue.)
  • Compose a poem including at least five of your week’s spelling words.
  • Create a crossword by means of at least ten homework words. Ask your friend or relative to solve the crossword.
  • Cut out letters from an old newspaper or magazine and write all of your week’s spelling words by gluing them to a sheet of paper or cardboard.
  • Write a letter to your distant friend and use at least ten homework words.
  • Create a TV commercial including at least ten of your assigned words.
  • Write a story/ article using homework words.
  • Look for the synonyms and antonyms for the assigned words.
  • Use your dictionary to find homonyms and create sentences with them. Remember that although homonyms are spelt the same, they have completely different meanings. For example, bar of chocolate and refreshment bar.
  • Use your dictionary to find homophones and create sentences with them. Remember that although homophones sound the same, they are spelt completely differently. For example, a pear tree and a pair of shoes.
  • Find out how the plural forms of your homework words are spelt correctly. Analyze and come up with certain patterns for plurals.
  • Find the word roots and derivations and spell derivative words correctly. For example, act – active, react, actor, etc.
  • Share what tricks you use to remember correct spellings better (like, writing the words down for several time, sticking them on a fridge, dividing them into segments and reading each of the segments aloud, having incentives for the good job done, etc.) These activities may be helpful for other students. Borrow some ideas from your peers as well.

Devise Out A Plan

If you are having a tough time with your home tasks, then just sit down, relax and take a deep breath. Devise out a plan or a study strategy to effectively manage your home tasks. This is the only solution and a golden rule to become successful in your academic tasks assigned for home.

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