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It's old, but my 3rd graders and 5th graders both love Sparkle for spelling review. All kids sit on desks. Teacher says one word and kids take turns going around room (decide the order ahead of time) each saying one letter. When the final letter is said, the next person says "Sparkle" and then a new word is given. If a mistake is made, the person sits down in his/her chair. Keep going until there is 1 (or whatever you want) winner.

My favorite part of this game is that it forces the kids to listen; if they say "What?" because they didn't hear what was said before them, I say they're out.

MaryB..............my MS ESL students love that game! The first time I introduce it each year, several have played different versions in ele. school, but they have to learn these new rules: I say the word, the first student says the word, then says the first letter. Each student in the row say the next letter until the last student says the last letter, then that person has to repeat the word. We prac...See More
Jun 5, 2011
Becky My third graders enjoy playing Sparkle. We try to play it every week before our spelling test.
Jun 6, 2011
Maureen My kids absolutely love it, too. It's such a simple game....it amazes me that they enjoy it so much. Anyway, I play it slightly different than you. After the student says "Sparkle", the next person sits down and the next person starts spelling the new word. I think your version might go on too long, especially if the class has good spellers!
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May 27, 2012

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