Student engagement is a critical part of reading remediation. For students who struggle with reading and spelling, the repetitive skills required daily can lead to anxiety! This is why it is important to offer a variety of multisensory activities to help students practice reading and spelling skills in an engaging manner. Here is a fun, easy game to help students practice spelling and reading skills.
My students had a blast with this Mystery Word activity! Mystery Words is a great multisensory activity to liven up a lesson. I love the look of amazement on the kids’ faces. It’s just like a magic trick!
The materials you will need are:
- Sheet of white paper with boxes like the one above
- White crayon
- Dark-colored crayon
- Call out each dictation word (don’t forget to pound and fingertap!)
- Students use a white crayon to spell the given word in the box.
- Students color the box with a dark colored crayon.
- Students use penny to scrape off excess crayon and to reveal the “hidden” word!
- As a class, check the spelling with a clean copy model and read together.
Samantha Brooks, MSE, Dyslexia Therapist
Samantha Brooks is an Intern Instructor with Brainspring Educator Academy.
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