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Article – Spelling and Vocabulary Games Using the Multiple Intelligences - Page 2
Making your own games is even better. Use these suggestions to create individualized learning games that reinforce your children's best learning styles.
Visual learners respond well to images, shapes and colors. Make and play this word shape matching game with your child to reinforce visual learning.
Verbal learners are comfortable with words and should have very little problems with spelling and vocabulary. Ask your child to create a crossword puzzle for you to solve.
Use one of these online crossword puzzle generators:
Instructions on how to make a crossword puzzle:
Challenge your logical/mathematical learner to make a graph of the current word list. Look at an example.
Word list: understand, bicycle, triangle, commute, practical
Words with consonant blends (clusters)
Words ending in the letter 'e'
You can make up any type of categories you want for your graph. Be creative and have fun learning!
Wordmine is a fun and easy game that builds word pattern skills. Pick any long word and find as many smaller words that use the same letters of the original word as you can. In the word rainbow, I can see the words rain and bow, of course, but I also see the word now. How many more can you find?
On page 3 of Spelling and Vocabulary Games for the Multiple Intelligences learn to play our editor Jean Fisher's favorite subsitute teacher game, Mastermind