Spelling Tic Tac Toe

This is one of my favourite spelling activities. Most students already know how to play the traditional version of Tic Tac Toe so it's an easy one to introduce to classes. They can play on paper or on mini whiteboards. Students play in pairs and take turns writing the word that they need the most practice with, into a box on the grid. First to get 3 in a row wins that round. Students can choose a different word to practice for each round. The student who wins the most rounds is the winner.

Word Race

-Divide students into 3 or 4 teams (depending on how big your whiteboard is) & line them up in front of the white board. -Write one word on the board for each team. -One person from each team will go to the board to write a word that starts with the last letter of your word. -The next person in their team then has to think of a word that starts with the last letter of the word their team member wrote. -Students continue taking turns writing words on the board until you stop the game. -You can stop when groups start running out of space to write or after a set amount of time. -Add up each team's points. 1-3 Letters = 1 point 4-5 Letters = 2 points 6+ Letters = 3 points (Words that have been repeated or are incorrect do not count.) -The team with the

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Spelling Baseball

This is a great spelling revision game to play at the end of term. I like it because it allows for students to choose the level of word difficulty so that it's not just the top spellers of the class that enjoy success. Preparation: - Write up spelling words, dividing them into 4 columns, according to their difficulty. The easiest words will be for "1st Base", then 2nd, 3rd & finally the hardest extension words will be the "home run" words. To play: - Divide students into 2 teams. One will field first (sit at their desk listening for any mistakes). The other will bat first (line up at the front, taking turns spelling words). -Decide where the bases will be around your room. - The first batter tells the teacher what type of word they want (1st, 2nd, 3rd or home run). - Teacher "pitches" the word by calling

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