Monday, March 23, 2009

3rd Grade Spelling

My third grader needs extra help with her spelling, so I create a weekly program for her to practice. In addition, both girls have to write their definitions for all spelling words. They also have to choose from assignments like writing in cursive three times, putting words in alphabetical order (elementary level) or writing a song, developing a crossword puzzle, writing a poem or story.

I've found that my programs have given my 3 grader the extra edge she needs. She went from f's on her spelling test to B+ & A's.
They are clickable, but I deliver them to her in pdf format. That way they can't be altered.

Here is a downloadable version
Here's version 2.

Here are some screen capture of the program.


  1. I was happy to discover your Home School Blast blog today. I was unable to find an email link or profile in your blog. I hope it's OK that I'm contacting you through a public comment. I've developed an educational program for Windows called SpellQuizzer that helps children learn their spelling words without the battle that parents often have getting them to sit down and write them out while the parents dictate to them. The parent enters the child's spelling words into the software making a sound recording of each word. Then the software helps the child practice his or her their words. It really helped my children with their weekly spelling lists.

    I would appreciate your reviewing SpellQuizzer in Home School Blast. You can learn more about the program at There's a video demo you can watch at Finally, there's a page targeted to homeschooling families at I'd be happy to send you a complimentary license for the software. Please let me know if you are interested.

    Thank you very much!

    Dan Hite
    TedCo Software

  2. Hello! Poppin’ in from The Ultimate Blog Party…all the way from Queensland, Australia! G’Day! I hope you have time to visit my party soon.


  3. stopping by from UBP to say "hi" - party on :-)

  4. Hi,just stopping by on the last night of the UBP. Do your girls enjoy home schooling? Thinking about it for my daughter.

  5. Wow, so cool. I'd like to know how they're liking it too. I am hoping to hs my son in the next year or two. I think it would be good for have things been going for you?

  6. HI! I found you at the Mom's Blogger Club Homeschool Hideout. Thanks for this resource. We aren't ready for it yet, but I will put it on my list. I am following you now to see what adventures you get into next!