A-05.2: Learn Why & How to Make & Play Strategy Games with Paired (Spelling) Grids
Know the Alphabet
Who They’re For:Materials Developers & (Self) Teachers That Want to “Do It Themselves”
How They Might Help: It isn’t difficult to make Alphabet-Letter Paired Grids that display letters of the English (Roman) alphabet—or any other writing system you are familiar with—instead of numbers.
Even so, matching pedagogical considerations (learners’ needs) to possibilities for materials design can lead to a “better product.”
What You’ll Do:
Decide on the scope, appearance, and content of your materials based on the abilities, needs, and goals of each specific pair or group of learners.
Make reusable or disposable sets of 4 identical Paired 25– to 900-Box Grids for each two competitors. Or have learners create their own game materials according toinstructions.
Follow steps to play strategy games with Alphabet-Letter Paired Grids. All participants will reinforce their letter naming and recognition skills. Advancing learners can also use the materials to begin developing their oral spelling and word-writingabilities.