Spelling Games Set 1A

Spelling Games

Spelling games are a useful learning strategy when used with reflection activities and connected to class inquiry topics. While these games focus on English attributes and spelling strategies, the games can be adapted to be used by specialist language teachers.

These games are designed to support learners to engage with ideas and practicing skills while using words that are relevant and meaningful to class inquiries. The resource includes the rules and game cards needed. The words are to be developed by you and your students.

Spelling Games :

  • Bingo
  • I Spy
  • Hands-on
  • T.R.Y
  • Memory
  • What comes next?

Try and use vocabulary created and sorted collaboratively with students that is relevant to current inquiries. See strategy documents for exploring, sorting and analysing vocabulary for different ways to collaboratively collect and co-research relevant inquiry vocabulary with your students.

The spelling games are designed to support learners’ agency, decision-making, choice and voice, thus supporting a differentiated and personalised approach to investigating words.The key to spelling games becoming a successful inquiry tool, is the reflection done after them.

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Spelling Games

Spelling games are a useful learning strategy when used with reflection activities and connected to class inquiry topics. While these games focus on English attributes and spelling strategies, the games can be adapted to be used by specialist language teachers.

These games are designed to support learners to engage with ideas and practicing skills while using words that are relevant and meaningful to class inquiries. The resource includes the rules and game cards needed. The words are to be developed by you and your students.

Spelling Games :

  • Bingo
  • I Spy
  • Hands-on
  • T.R.Y
  • Memory
  • What comes next?

Try and use vocabulary created and sorted collaboratively with students that is relevant to current inquiries. See strategy documents for exploring, sorting and analysing vocabulary for different ways to collaboratively collect and co-research relevant inquiry vocabulary with your students.

The spelling games are designed to support learners’ agency, decision-making, choice and voice, thus supporting a differentiated and personalised approach to investigating words.The key to spelling games becoming a successful inquiry tool, is the reflection done after them.

Before starting the spelling game tasks, engage the class with a concept question(s) about a particular aspect of being a communicator. Invite them to keep this question in mind and use the games as a discovery tool to investigate this question.

If you need ideas for concept questions look for the BCW Spelling Concept observation cards on the website. Or you can develop your own or in collaboration with your class.

After each game’s inquiry period, reflect back on the discoveries with the class, using the original concept question(s) as a focusing device.

Each game has a teacher card that outlines the possible ways of incorporating student interest, developing positive learning attitudes, as well as a curriculum focus on skills, knowledge and understanding.