BusyTeacher’s Susan Verner has shared ten fun spelling games for ESL classrooms.
Verner says, “When you are looking for a fun way to use or review these spelling words in class, try one of the following games with your students.
With no preparation and a small financial investment, Scrabble Slam is a fun way for your students to practice spelling words in English. The game consists of a simple set of playing cards with one letter printed on the front and back of each card. Starting with any four letter word, students add one letter at a time on top of one of the original four letters to create a new word. Modify the rules slightly and take turns going around the table to see if each person can create a new word with each of his turns.
Free Form Scrabble
If your students are working with a specific spelling or vocabulary list, challenge them to fit all of their spelling words on a Scrabble game board. Each word must connect with one of the other words”.