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Guess the Words (Spelling)

Jul 18, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

A great game to improve spelling which involves riddles to challenge the learners mind to guess a focus word based on clues provided.

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Words in Words (Spelling)

Jul 19, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

A fun visual spelling game to search for words within words, where you can choose to do visual word recognition or allow unjoined letter use (anagrams). Great for selecting a large word and letting students work independently or for the competitive, you can have teams work to get the most words or create a timed challenge for teams or individuals.

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Fun musical phonics song (-ing)

Nov 30, 2014
Category
Literacy & Phonics

A great phonetic song that once learnt - can be sung in a round with 4 groups - each group coming in on the previous groups second line.

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Guess the word rules (spelling)

Jul 21, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

This activity will help the learner spell words by thinking about rules and conventions in a fun way. While you can use rules to help establish prefix and suffixes you must remember that there are exceptions. This activity works best if you allow the learner to discover the rule rather than tell them. See the attached resource for a list of prefixes and suffixes.

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Word Grids (spelling)

Jul 20, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

In this activity you will use a grid with letters inside to encourage the learner to think about spelling. Generally best if you have a vowel in the middle if you wish to play the Normal level. The vowel can be anywhere if you are playing easier. Making spelling fun.

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Palindromes Game - Reversable words (Spelling)

Jul 26, 2016
Category
English / Literacy

In this activity you can use existing literature and/or a dictionary to encourage the learner to explore spelling by searching for reversible words and/or palindromes.

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