Spelling Challenges

Interactive spelling challenges excerpted from 5-Minute Proofreading Practice (Grades 4–8) by Jill Safro

  • Grades: 3–5, 6–8

These 26 spelling challenges to use with your interactive whiteboard will motivate even reluctant learners to participate. 

To get the most out of a whole-class activity, model one of the exercises, then have students complete one or more as a group, and follow up by distributing a reproducible version of a similar exercise.

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5-Minute Proofreading Practice: Spelling
NOTE: if you don’t already have Notebook Interactive Viewer, you can access a free version of the SMART Notebook Express software with SMART Notebook Express.

Students can use the pen tool to correct mistakes. Once satisfied that all mistakes have been corrected, students simply choose the select tool to click on the star icon toward the bottom of the slide and drag it across the screen to place it in its matching outline to reveal the answer.

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5-Minute Proofreading Practice helps students succeed in class and on tests with these fun, super-quick daily exercises that provide essential practice in proofreading for spelling, punctuation, capitalization, grammar, and more. All it takes is 5 minutes a day! Each book comes with a CD of ready-to-go Notebook™ files to use with your SMART Board™. Even the most reluctant learner in class will want to participate! Perfect for starting the day or reviewing skills. 64 pages + CD.

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