The Amazing Spelling Fleas

Spelling and learning new vocabulary can be tons of fun when you play with the Amazing Spelling Fleas!

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While Playing: 
  • When you play with your child you develop strong connections with him/her. Take turns playing and ask your child to help you when it's your turn.
  • Ask your child questions while he/she is playing, such as: what letter do you think is missing, or what picture do you think matches that sentence? 
Ontario Curriculum Connections: 

The Amazing Spelling Fleas meets many learning expectations in multiple grades, including the following:

Catch A Falling Star:

Writing- Grammar

Use parts of speech appropriately to communicate their meaning clearly, with a focus on the use of: nouns for names of people, places, and things; the personal subject pronouns I, you, he, she, it, we, they; verbs to tell what they do and feel; some adjectives; and simple prepositions of place (e.g., in, on, at, to)

Flea Flippin'

Reading

Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning.

The Amazing Flea-vil:

Writing

Spell some high-frequency words correctly

Bubble Blast:

Writing

Spell unfamiliar words using a variety of strategies that involve understanding sound-symbol relationships, word structures, and word meanings.

What Did You Flea?

Reading

Read and demonstrate an understanding of a variety of literary, graphic and informational texts, using a range of strategies to construct meaning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

    At-Home Activities: 
    • Print out the activity sheets found on this page!
    • Word games are lots of fun! Use index cards to make different sets of matching cards, that you can use to play "concentration" or "memory".
    • One game you can play is Letter/Word Match. Make one set of cards using each letter of the alphabet, so you will need 26 cards. On the corresponding 26 cards, write a word that starts with each letter of the alphabet. Turn the cards face down, and take turns turning two up at a time, until you find a match, being a letter with its word match. For example, "A"/ "Apple".
    • For an older child, you can try Homophone Match. You will need 20 index cards, there will be 10 pairs. Write each of the following 20 words on the cards. One word per card. Deer/Dear, Pear/Pare, Hair/Hare, Stare/Stair, Meet/Meat, Pain/Pane, Made/Maid, Male/Mail, Son/Sun, Ate/Eight. Turn the cards face down, and take turns turning two up at a time, until you find a homophone match.