To expand this further when you have multiple learners playing this activity you can allow them to create their own clues and select their own words.
- Decide what type of words the session will be focusing on. For example: Three letter words with an o in the middle like 'hot' and 'mop' or Words ending with her like 'feather' and 'together'.
- Choose one of the words that fits the focus (without telling the student) and provide 1-5 clues asking the learner to guess what it is. For instance, if you choose 'feather' you could use the following clues:
I: Birds have them. II: When you drop them they fall slowly to the ground. III: Starts with the a word that means 'an achievement that requires great courage, skill, or strength' (although its pronounced differently)... Feather
For the word 'hot' you could use:
I: When you sweat you're it. II: When the temperature is high it is... III: It is the opposite of cold.
- The student can either write the word when they guess it quietly or spell it aloud.
Want a more engaging challenge? Try to only reveal one clue at a time.
Extension: Use 3 actions as the clues for the word and see if you are able to guess and spell the words.
Guess the Words (Spelling)
A great game to improve spelling which involves riddles to challenge the learners mind to guess a focus word based on clues provided.