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English Language Arts - 4th

Spelling Bee Bonanza!

Title: Spelling Bee Bonanza

Compliance: Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 4

Subject: English Language Arts

Summary: Engage your fourth-grade students in a fun and interactive spelling activity that will enhance their spelling skills and vocabulary.

Topic: Spelling

Learning Outcomes:

  • Know and understand the spelling rules and patterns
  • Apply spelling rules and patterns to correctly spell words
  • Expand vocabulary through exposure to new words
  • Develop confidence in spelling abilities


This activity will involve a combination of individual and group work, utilizing both traditional and digital resources.

Resources/Materials Required:

  • Spelling word list (provided by the teacher)
  • Whiteboard or chart paper
  • Markers or chalk
  • Spelling Bee Bonanza worksheet (provided by the teacher)
  • Computers or tablets with internet access (optional)


  1. Introduce the concept of spelling rules and patterns to the students. Discuss common spelling rules such as silent letters, double consonants, and vowel patterns.
  2. Provide the students with a spelling word list that includes words with different spelling patterns and rules.
  3. Divide the students into small groups and assign each group a spelling rule or pattern to focus on.
  4. Have the groups brainstorm and create a poster or presentation that explains their assigned spelling rule or pattern. They can use the whiteboard or chart paper to create their visual aids.
  5. Once the groups have completed their posters or presentations, have them present their findings to the class. Encourage discussion and questions from the other students.
  6. After the presentations, distribute the Spelling Bee Bonanza worksheet to each student. This worksheet will include a variety of words that follow different spelling rules and patterns.
  7. Allow the students some time to work individually on the worksheet, applying the spelling rules and patterns they have learned.
  8. If available, students can use computers or tablets to access online spelling games or interactive spelling activities to further practice their skills.
  9. Once the students have completed the worksheet, review the answers as a class, providing explanations and corrections as needed.
  10. Conclude the activity by organizing a spelling bee competition. Select a few challenging words from the worksheet and have students take turns spelling them out loud. Award points for correct spellings and declare a winner.


Assess the students' understanding and application of spelling rules and patterns through the following:

  • Observation during group work and presentations
  • Completion and accuracy of the Spelling Bee Bonanza worksheet
  • Participation and performance in the spelling bee competition

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Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts - Grade 4

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