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Spelling Race

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This game helps even the lowest spellers learn their words each week. I divide the class into two teams, trying to pair the spelling ability equally. I call a spelling word and one member from each team tries to spell the word correctly, FIRST. The first student with the correct spelling who also kneels on one knee wins a point. Points may also be given to the opposing team if students argue with the judge, make fun of other students, or call out the answers. You'd be surprised at the number of good sports this produces. The game sure beats writing words 5 times each and it really promotes good study habits if it's played more than once a week.


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