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Doc  Cecil
3rd Grade Teacher, NBCT
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Spelling Contract

At the beginning of each week you are to copy down your spelling words in your planner (the Friday section). You will have a spelling contract each week in which you may pick and choose the assignments. Please notice some assignments are worth more points than others. When the contract is turned in on Friday the total number of points that you have earned will be multiplied by two to calculate your grade. For example if you earned 45pts then your grade would be a 90, if you earned 60pts then your grade would be a 120. The best way to do this is to choose an assignment each night, saving it all for Thursday night is too much work! Good Luck! 

* Please remember to take time to spell your words correctly, so that you will not lose hard earned points.

Your spelling contract is:

20pts...Write a story that contains all of your spelling words. Be sure to underline or highlight the spelling words.

20pts… Create a crossword puzzle using spelling words. An answer key and clues must be attached. Remember that a crossword puzzle is not the same as a word search. A word search will be scored as a new activity and will be awarded 10 pts instead of 20. If you are confused about the difference please ask me and I will explain it to you.

15pts... Write a definition from a dictionary for each word.

15pts... Write a sentence for each word.

10pts... Separate the syllables for each word.

10pts... Identify the part of speech for each word. (noun, verb, adverb...) 

10pts… Spelling squares (see example).

10pts… Spelling triangles (see example).

10pts ... Develop a new activity for the Spelling Contract. (You may not use the same "new" activity in consecutive weeks.)

5pts…Draw a spelling word picture with 5 spelling words (see example).

5pts... Make a set of flash cards to help study your words.

5pts... List the spelling words in ABC order

5pts... Teacher assignment (at teacher's discretion)