Saturday, March 2, 2013

Spelling Speedway!

Looking for something fun to add to your class word work routine?  Wish that your students practiced spelling more frequently?  The 3rd graders in my class work on their spelling words daily, but I feel like I’ve been in a bit of a rut these last few weeks in the word activity choices they have.  I’ve been trying to think of some new ways to make word work FUN, and had some inspiration finally hit!
Can’t wait to introduce this new game to the kids this week:  Spelling Speedway!

This racecar-themed game gives students an exciting way to practice their spelling words while racing head-to-head with their partner!  Using the spelling patterns that they are working on, players spin the word spinner, find what pattern they need to spell, then fill in correctly-spellled words along the “lanes” of their Spelling Speedway board.  Partners have to check their peer’s spelling for the words to count, and there are even “Pit Passes” on the spinner that allow the kids to choose what pattern they spell on their board.

I’ve posted the set on my Teachers Pay Teachers site, so be sure to take a look! It includes 3 different spinner and gameboard versions so that you can easily tweak the one used based on the spelling list that a child is working on.  Works with ANY spelling list (2, 3 or 4 patterns), and super easy to differentiate!  Along with the teacher directions, I’ve also included a student-friendly version of game instructions so that kids can quickly set up the game and start playing!

Looking forward to adding this to my literacy stations this week, and hoping that kids will “race” to it. J



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