Spelling Games – Games to Help With Teaching Spelling
Spelling Games – Concentration
This is very similar to the game of Concentration played with playing cards or picture cards but with a twist to make it relevant to teaching spelling.
Two players compete.
Make a set of word cards. Write a common prefix or suffix, such as re-, non-, -er, -ment on half of the cards. On the other cards write base words that can be combined with affixes to create real words you want the children to be able to spell such as rebuild, nonstop, teacher, or entertainment.
Not all stems will combine with all the affixes to make real words. Shuffle the cards together and lay them face down in horizontal and vertical rows; the more cards, the more challenging the game is.
Players take turns turning over a specified number of cards, like two, four or six at a time; if any two cards turned over can be combined into a real word, the player removes and keeps those two cards.
The player with most pairs at the end wins.