Spelling Is FUN

40 min.

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Standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.CCRA.R.1

Objective

Help students build their vocabulary and understand word origins through spelling

Big Idea

Competing in a Spelling Bee is a fun way to learn more about the world

Read Big Words for Little Geniuses by Susan and James Patterson

Big words for little geniuses

Challenge students to spell the 26 words illustrated in Big Words for Little Geniuses:

  • Arachibutyrophobia
  • Bibliomania
  • Catawapus
  • Dulcifluous
  • Empyreal
  • Flibbertigibbet
  • Goobledygook
  • Horripilation
  • Idioglossia
  • Juxatposition
  • Kerfuffle
  • Lilliputian
  • Magnanimous
  • Nincompoop
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Pulchritudinous
  • Quokka
  • Rapscallion
  • Stelliferous
  • Tokus
  • Undulating
  • Volitant
  • Whirligig
  • Xanthochroism
  • Yaffingale
  • Zamboni

Practice before competing in a real spelling bee:

https://spellingbee.com/take-test

Additional resources:

Sparkle and Spin A Book About Words by Ann & Paul Rand

Sparkle and spin : a book about words