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We use a variety of tasks to support these such as word searches, pairs, snakes and ladders.
We also have simple writing tasks such as funny pictures. In this task you take it in turns to draw a picture (The first person draws the head, the paper is folded over and the next person draws the body. The paper is then folded for a 3rd time and the legs are drawn. Once the paper is opened up a fairly random person has been created). You then have to think of as many words as you can to describe the picture.
We also play a variation on the game of battleships, where you hunt down the other person’s words.
The focus might be high frequency words, words which are tricky to spell or words associated to a particular theme. These can be varied according to the needs and ability of the child.
We use games because of my interest in dyslexia. I have studied my courses and taken several qualifications in it over the years, initially because of a personal interest. Now to support the children I work with. What I have learned has always implied that the more creative and varied we can be with our teaching, the more likely we are to learn.
Games also help us to relax and the more relaxed we are, the more likely we are to learn.
I go into this in more detail in my book “Supporting your child with reading and spelling difficulties” which can be purchased through amazon:
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