Teaching ESL: My Top 3 Spelling Games

These are great tips for fun games!

Tea Shops and Getting Lost

Grades: Elementary 1st – 4th

Fluency Levels: Beginner to Advanced

When I first started teaching I was always trying to find ways to fill the time. My first year or so was an embarrassing mess. The elementary students became bored more easily than expected. Those early days were spent endlessly repeating words, reading passages over and over, and moving through the books way too fast. I remember my boss getting angry when we finished a book too soon because I didn’t know what else to do. I had to learn some new strategies and techniques for keeping younger children entertained and more importantly, excited to learn English! Nowadays, I could easily fill a three hour block with activities, with or without materials.

Some of the first games I started playing with my students were spelling games. Usually, schools had a list of spelling words or vocabulary for the kids to…

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June 19, 2018 · 11:00 am

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