A Game to Practise Spelling with teens
This game can be used to revise vocabulary from the lesson and at the same time practise spelling.
Divide the class in two teams, A and B and ask them to invent a name for their team.
Then, divide the backboard into two halves and mark each side
of the board for each team.
On each side of the blackboard draw either:
• a river with stepping stones for students to get across the river. The
winner is the team that crosses the river first. For every correct word
they write, mark a stepping stone.
• a ladder. The winner is the team that climbs the ladder first. For every
correct word they write, mark a step on the ladder.
• a mountain with climbing points for the teams to climb and put their
country's flag up on the top. The winner is the team that climbs the
mountain and puts their country's flag up first. For every correct word
they write, mark a climbing point.
• a daisy. The winner is the team whose daisy is wiped out first. For
every correct word they write, wipe out a petal and after all the petals
have been wiped out, then wipe out the leaves and the stem until the
whole daisy has gone.
Call a member from each team up on the board and dictate a word from their
vocabulary to them. The students write the word they hear on their side of the board making sure at the same time that the student from the opposite team cannot see what the other student is writing. So cheating is eliminated.
This has proven a very nice and exciting way to check spelling, listening
comprehension and pronunciation in a fun way. I
Many thanks to Barbara Koziori for this idea .