It’s no secret children have a short attention span! Keep their attention by having them go in search of letters. This activity will have them wanting to keep spelling!
What you’ll need:
*Post-its or any small paper and tape (if using paper, cut it into small squares, enough to be able to write the letters).
*Marker or pen
What to do:
- Think of a word and spell it by writing one letter on each post-it or small paper.
- After you spell the word, one letter on each post-it, stick the post-its on various places in the location the student will have to search. For example stick on the side of a table, a bookshelf, the wall, or a chair. Depending on the ability of the student or how much you want to challenge her, you can stick the post-its in various areas, such as the kitchen, living room, etc.
- After sticking the post-its in various areas, tell the student how many letters the word has so they know how many post-its to look for. If the word has four letters, then she needs to look for four post-its.
- Explain the locations of the post-its, for example, if she needs to look in the kitchen and living room. Or if she only needs to look in one area.
- Now the search can begin!
- Once she finds all the post-its, have her stick the post-its on a wall.
- Give her time to look at the letters and attempt to figure out the word.
- If trying to figure out the spelling begins to seem challenging, you can give clues as to what the word has to do with.
- Once she figures out the word, start all over with a new word.
You can always tweak this activity to work for each particular student. If spelling is a challenge for the student, you can help by writing the first letter of the word in one color, and using a different color for the rest of the letters. Using a timer to give the student a specific amount of time to locate the post-its can be added fun!
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