Activities and Games

Activities

Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check eye-icon

This is the Spellzone version of 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' which is one of the best ways to learn spellings.

Lok-Say-Cover-Write-Check

To get to this activity, click on the eye icon from any word list.

 

  • Look at each word.
  • Say it aloud or click the speaker to hear it.
  • Study the word until you think you can spell it, then click 'cover'
  • Type the word in the box and click 'check' or press 'enter'.
  • If you are wrong you will see your attempt and the correct word will come up again. Look back and see where you went wrong.
  • If you keep trying until you get it right your score will be 100%.

Listen and Spell Listen-and-Spell

This is a testing activity so only choose it when you are sure you can spell all the words in your list!

Listen-and-Spell

  • Make sure your sound is turned on.
  • Click on the picture, listen to the word and type it.
  • Click 'next' or press 'enter'.
  • If you are correct, the word will appear in the box with a tick.
  • If you are wrong you will still see the correct word but it will have no tick.

At the end of the test you will see your score. If you have made a lot
of mistakes it would be a good idea to try the 'Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check' activity.

Games

Playing some of the games will also help you to learn the correct spellings.

Click on the ball icon to access the games.

Spelling-Games

Word Search

Word-Search

Find a word and drag across it. The word will then disappear from
the list.
You can choose to play this game in a small, medium or large format.
You can also choose between two levels:

  • Beginner: the words go from left to right and top to bottom only
  • Advanced: the words can also go diagonally and in reverse

Bouncing Anagrams

Bouncing-Anagrams

Look at the bouncing letters and decide which word they spell.
The list is there to help you.

  • Click on the letters in the correct order.
  • As you find each word it will disappear from the list.

Which Witch?

which-witch
This is our version of the well-known 'Hangman' game.
To beat the witch you have to guess the word in less than 8 clicks.

  • Click on the letters to see if they are in the word.
  • Each time you pick a wrong letter the image of the witch gets stronger.

Tip: The word list is hidden in this game but, if you are stuck, you
can click to see it (but you will lose one go each time you do this!)

Against the Clock

Spelling-against-the-clock

This game is a real challenge, to be played when you are confident
you can spell all the words in the list.
Be careful! The lists contain some homophones, e.g. blue/blew.
Read the sentence to help you choose the correct spelling.

  • Make sure your sound is turned on.
  • Click on the picture, listen to the word and type it.
  • Click 'next' or press 'enter'.
  • If you are correct, the word will appear in the box with a tick.
  • If you are wrong you will still see the correct word but it will have no tick.
    Check your score at the end of the game.
    You might like to try again to see if you can beat it.

Tip: to save extra seconds, use your enter key instead of pressing
'next word'.

Asteroids

astroids-spelling-game
Destroy the asteroids by clicking the letters in the right order, but watch out! In this game there are extra asteroids with letters that do not spell the words.

Rain Letters

spelling-game-rain-letters

A spelling game for a rainy day. Catch the letters in the bucket so that you can use them to spell the word and water the flowers.

Tip: Using the embed code you can add the Asteroids and Rain Letters spelling games to your website or virtual learning environment.

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