CVC words get a lot of attention — after all, these are the first words our students learn. But as students move on to more advanced spelling words, they still need practice — and you still want to keep them having fun while they master more advanced spelling patterns. Spelling games for the classroom to the rescue!
If last week’s free spelling game challenge whetted your appetite for spelling games for the classroom, keep reading. I’ve got more ideas for you (and no prep options to make it easy).
Advanced code spelling games for the classroom
Moving on to advanced words doesn’t mean jumping into harder words willy nilly. It means progressing and helping students learn more challenging spelling patterns. For example, students need to learn the various graphemes for the phoneme /s/, including s, ss, st, c, ce, sc, se. They need to be able to see, hear, and use those patterns in single syllable words like pulse, mass, cent, peace, worse and scene and in multisyllabic words like witness, thistle, circle, reference, nonsense, and scientist.
Some of the many advanced code sounds students need to master are included in my advanced spelling games for the classroom:
- /k/ (c, k, ck)
- /l/ (l, ll, le)
- /ch/ (ch, tch)
- /ae/ (a, ai, ay, a-e, ea)
- /ee/ (e, ea, y, ee, ey, ie)
- /oe/ (o, oa, ow, o-e, oe)
- /er/ (er, ir, or, ur, ear)
- /e/ (e, ea, ai)
- /ow/ (ou, ow)
- m/oo/n (oo, ew, ue, u-e, o, ou, u)
- /ie/ (i, ie, y, i-e, igh)
- b/oo/k (oo, u, oul)
- /u/ (u, o, ou, oo)
- /s/ (s, ss, st, c, ce, se, sc)
- /l/ (l, ll, al, el, il, le, ol)
- /or/ (or, aw, a, ar, au, al, ore)
- /air/ (air, are, ear, ere, eir, ayer, ayor)
- /ue/ (ue, ew, u, u-e)
- /oy/ (oi, oy)
- /ar/ (ar, a, al, au)
The Spell It board games are ready to print and go. You get 20 spelling lists each for a target phoneme (and each list includes single syllable and multisyllabic words), 2 interactive spelling board games, and word cards for all words included in the resource. All you need are dice and markers for each player.
For additional practice on advanced spelling words, Phonics Bingo — Advanced Code has you covered. Not only does this pack come with word lists and bingo cards for 20 different spelling BINGO games and instructions, but it includes:
- 91 different spelling patterns
- Variety of words at varying difficulties
- Phoneme Progression Chart
These print and play games make it easy for you to add some fun to whole-class spelling practice, small group spelling instruction, independent word work centers, even homework. Use them for targeted phonics practice, as an alternative for spelling tests, or a fun Friday activity.
Keep your advanced code spellers engaged with fun spelling games for the classroom.
Get the Advanced Code Spelling Games bundle here >> https://topnotchteaching.com/downloads/spelling-word-games/
Get the Phonics Bingo — Advanced Code set here >> https://topnotchteaching.com/downloads/phonics-bingo/