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Spelling Contest !


Spelling Contest !
Hello everybody!
I need your help,
Do you have any ideas or suggestions on how can I organize a spelling contest in my school?
I īm sure some of you have excellent suggestions.
I īm a new teacher and I need guidance.
Thanks in advance !!
Thumbs Up

23 Jul 2009      


First, You make a list with all the words you want the students to learn or review. Then, you organize a pre - selection of the students by level. Once, they classified to the next round you can invite some other teachers from the school to become part of the judges. In a bowl, put all the words you included in the list. It is supposed that the students one at a time take a word, pronounce it, spell it and pronounce it again. The student that fails spelling or pronouncing the word loses. Only 3 places are given. 3rd place, 2nd place and 1st place.
Judges have to show a happy face if the student does it correctly and a sad face if he /she does not. Faces are shown after the student finish to spell and pronounce the word.
The students really love to become part of a spelling bee.
Hope it helps.
Good Night

23 Jul 2009     


Thanks a lot for your answer !!
Good night for you too !!

23 Jul 2009     


Great idea!! Will try this in my Intensive English course in two weeks time with my 6 teens.

23 Jul 2009