Grade 1-3 Spelling is fun! At DEA we believe there is a direct link between spelling in the context of writing, we circle words that they are very close to spelling correctly. The students work on these misspelled words in the context of sentences. We like to keep spelling lessons fun. One of our favorite games to play after the kids have worked so hard is “What rhymes with….” And they spell it out on the whiteboard. Kids love the whiteboard because they want to lead/play. Let them, and do this before reading comprehension begins for the best result.