How to Build a Lesson Plan with Spellzone

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Before the Lesson

  • Choose what spelling pattern you would like to teach from the course index.

    Top Tip: Have you tried mapping the course index with the National Curriculum?

    Top Tip: Click on the ▼ icon to find a specific spelling pattern within a unit.
  • In a separate browser tab, choose a relevant word list from the Course Lists section of Spellzone.

    Top Tip: Don’t forget you can adapt any word list on Spellzone to suit your classroom needs.
     
  • Choose what word list activities you would like your students to do during your lesson.

    Individual Activities:

    - Look Say Cover Write Check*
      Set as task for whole class.

    Listen and Spell*
      Set as task for whole class.

    - Spelling Game*
      Set as task for whole class.

    Top Tip: You can set more than one task by clicking on the + icon.

    Top Tip: You may wish to set different tasks for different members of your class. For the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check activity and Listen and Spell test, you can adjust the percentage a student must score in order for the task to be marked as complete.

    *Students will need headphones and individual computer or tablet access.

    - Connect the Words
      Print activity sheet.

    - Fill in the Words
      Print activity sheet.

    - Handwriting Worksheet
      Print activity sheet.

    Group Activities:

    - Multiplayer Games
      No further prep required at this stage.

    - Flashcard Activities
      Print activity sheet and cut out cards.

    - Letters Activity
      Print activity sheet and cut out cards.

In the Lesson

  • Share the Course Page on a white board and position so that the Teaching Point is on screen.
  • Go through the Teaching Point with the class. Click on any sound examples. Ask the class to repeat the sound.
  • Ask the class to repeat the sound in a word example. Can they come up with any other words that have the same sound? How many of their examples have the same spelling pattern?
  • Scroll down and go through (some of) the example words in the word lists.
  • Begin the individual or group activities you have prepared:

    Individual Activities:

    - Look Say Cover Write Check*
      Ask students to log into Spellzone and begin task.

    Listen and Spell*
      Ask students to log into Spellzone and begin task.

    - Spelling Game*
      Ask students to log into Spellzone and begin task.

    *Students will need headphones and individual computer or tablet access.

    Connect the Words
     Hand out activity sheet.

    - Fill in the Words
      Hand out activity sheet.

    - Handwriting Worksheet
      Hand out activity sheet.

    Group Activities:

    - Multiplayer Games
      Switch to the Word List on your second browser tab and launch a Multiplayer Game. Ask students to log in to Spellzone and join the game on the Word Lists tab.

    - Flashcard Activities
      Hand out flash cards. 

    - Letters Activity
      Hand out letter cards.


Homework

  • You may wish to set the Listen and Spell test or the Spellzone Unit you have been working on as a homework task.

16 Jan 2023
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"Spellzone fits in beautifully with our Scope and Sequence of Phonological Awareness and Spelling. It also aligns perfectly with the four areas of spelling knowledge and uses the Brain, Ears, Eyes approach to learning spelling."
Thank you!

Teacher, Australia