Little Miss Teacher Blog

By Clara Fiorentini

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Word Wipe - a reading game for all age groups

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Having a variety of ways to practice reading new or difficult words is important. Skill and drill tends to be boring and doesn't cater for all learning styles.

'Word Wipe' is a lively game which can be played as a whole class, in small groups or even pairs. It works especially well for practicing the Dolch Words.

Take a large piece of chart paper and write a variety of the Dolch words across the page. The whiteboard will work fine either, once the children can reach it easily. Using different colours is best as many of us learn visually and colours assist with this!





The pupils take turns to choose a word to read. When the read their chosen word correctly they cross it out!





If being played in pairs, the mini whiteboards will do - or else print outs, save time laminating and just pop a page inside a plastic pouch! Instead of crossing out words, pupils can simply cover the words with a plastic counter.

It can also be easily adapted as a take home activity too - an active homework activity!

Teach an older class? Adapt it to suit their level. Use it as a challenge to practice reading difficult words! 



Looking for words to challenge your older readers? Here's a great list to get you started.



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