Have a look at this example of a modifed Gr. 5 spelling list! It was created for a student with Down Syndrome who is in a Gr. 5 general education classroom. The student is currently working below grade level and needed a spelling list that was more appropriate for his developmental level.
From a class list of 25 words, 10 words were chosen for the modified list. From there, several activites were created to reinforce the student's spelling skills. The student was asked to match the words. Then smaller words or specific letters within the big words, were singled out. The students was asked to re-write the smaller words using a cloze prompt. A cloze prompt is the ommission of several letters in the word.
This modified activity allowed the student to participate in the class spelling lesson, with alternate learning outcomes that were more suited to the student's specific needs. So great to see!