Via Twitter PrimaryPete was asking about activities and games to support spelling. Word Work Bingo is a not a new concept, if you have a look around Pinterest there are lots of versions of this. For this one I have rearranged other versions with some of my students favourite spelling tasks like Pyramid Writing, Rainbow Writing, Sign Language Words and the Word Search.
But the form of Word Work Bingo, is a new(ish) format in my class and my students seem to really be enjoying using it. They work through the tasks and colour in an activity as they go. Over and above this we also use buddy time and spellingcity to work on words (words and meanings to be able to use the words properly!)
These form the basis of Working With Words as 1 part of the Daily 5 activities we use.
With SpellingCity I create a Google Docs spreadsheet that has each groups words for the term. I can add to them each week but students can view their words from home, school or wherever. At the bottom you'll see a Spellingcity link. This links to their individual list where they can click on it and head off to SpellingCity to complete activities based on their words. It also allows any extra games or activities I come across to be placed at the bottom for kids to come back to.
Using the Google spreadsheet acts as a nice way to collate all the information for each access both by my students and I.