Spell Down is a spelling game your whole class can play as it allows every child to participate, and each child has a fair chance of winning. In addition, it is a quiet game because nothing is repeated, not the spelling word or any letter that is said by a child or the teacher. An ideal time to play Spell Down is after recess or P.E. as the game has a tendency to calm the students down.
Instead of utilizing the game just during language arts, bring it into play in other subject areas where spelling is vital such as geography, history, science, etc. The game requires little preparation by the teacher (you need only a spelling list) and is exciting and stimulating for the students. Game rules as well as six game adaptations are part of the original handout. A sample of how the game is played is also included. Spell Down is appropriate for grades 2-5.
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