Good spellers are good readers and writers. Children enjoy spelling tests and when in the form of a competition against their peers, this takes it to a different level; the competitive edge encourages children to learn their words with rigour becoming effective spellers in the process.
Here is a link to how spelling tests can be turned into fun competitive experiences for children and your class. The format could be used for individuals, pairs, groups or whole class.
· Caters for all spelling abilities in the class.
· Promotes good teamwork.
· Builds confidence in the learner as an able speller; good spellers are good readers and writers.
· Enables all learning styles – visual (see), auditory (hear) and kinaesthetic (write).
· Makes testing spelling fun.
Give it a try.