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In need of some imaginative ideas please...

Discussion in 'Primary' started by emserata, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. I have been asked to organise a spelling quiz for next week as part of a basic skills week. I need some ideas to make it really fun and interesting with as much of the school participating as possible. We have 200 children in the school. I thought I could do it in houses or year groups. We have a IWB and internet in the hall so that could be used.
    Basically I just do not want it to be boring! Thought about getting children to learn a list of words beforehand and then work in teams or other children bouncing balls whilst spelling etc.
    I would be really grateful if anyone can think of some fun ideas, thanks in advance!
  2. GARDEN24

    GARDEN24 New commenter

    I am sure there is a Who wants to be a millionaire PPT somewhere in resources - might be fun!!
  3. In a school that has an average ability range, spelling is only ever fun for about 1 in 5 pupils. Spelling quizes give good spelllers a chance to shine. Others just get more depressed about their inability to spell.
    I would go for a competition to come up with the most words with silly spellings (touch, cough, through, friend, build). I've listed them all http://englishspellingproblems.blogspot.com
    It would help poor spellers feel less bad about their inability to spell and help them learn a bit too. The winners will still be the best spellers.

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