Hi! It’s Wednesday, January 11, 2012 and time for Language Arts at ClickSchooling!
Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee
Age Range: 8-18 (Grades 3-12, approximately, with parental supervision)
Bookmark this one – it’s a goodie! A Maryland ClickScholar suggested this website that is sponsored by fee-based online Thesaurus service. It offers a free interactive spelling bee that helps students use spelling rules and deductive reasoning skills to assess their spelling ability, learn to spell new words, and acquire new vocabulary.
When you get to the site, you can start to play right away. You’ll hear an audio recording of a random word and see the definition printed on the screen. Simply use the information to guess at the spelling and type in the word.
If you misspell the word, you can guess again. After your second guess, you’ll see “hints” appear on the screen. After three incorrect guesses, you can press the “I Surrender” button to reveal the correct spelling.
The spelling difficulty of this online game will adapt to your skill level automatically based on the number of words you get right or wrong. The more you get right, the harder the words get. The more you get wrong, the easier the words get.
This website also offers a free lesson plan based on the Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee for grades 3-12.
The Visual Thesaurus Spelling Bee is fun challenge – and if you love words it can be addictive! It’s a great way to improve spelling skills and expand your knowledge of English vocabulary.