Try this spelling game from Dr. Becky Bailey with a family member this week. 1. 🗣 Pick a family member to try the game with you. 2. 🤝 Stand facing each other about 12 inches apart. Each of you holds your hands up, palms facing out like the photograph. 3. 🗣 Each of you will take a turn thinking of a spelling word. When it is your turn, you will spell the word out for the other player by gently slapping a hand each time you say a letter. Make sure you alternate hands each time you say a letter. For example, if I am spelling the word BIG. I would tap their right hand and say B, then tap their left hand and say I, then tap their right hand and say G. The other player would guess the word, BIG. 4. Keep playing and having fun. 5. Tap the add button. 6. Take a video of you playing the game. Share what you liked about the game? What was the hardest word you tried. 7. Tap the green check to add to your journal. Family Why: This activity encourages children to have fun with vocabulary and spelling. It also provides a "connection" ritual that includes eye contact, touch, presence and playful situations. Research shows that connection rituals are important for well being and academic success.
You can incorporate sight and spelling words into this activity so it is a fun way for families to practice spelling together. You can make it easier for young spellers by encouraging students to play the game with word families or specific prefixes and suffixes. CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.2.D CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.D CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.2.D CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.E CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.2.F CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.D CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.5.2.E CASEL- Relationship Skills