I play this game with the students that I tutor and it is one of their favorites. They ask for it almost every time we play a game these days! I love that it reviews spelling rules because for many of them that is the most difficult part of the Barton program. Awesome game!
This game has been an ideal way to gain proficiency with the Level 3 spelling rules for both my son and niece. Even my other children, who are not dyslexic, are learning these great spelling rules by playing. A game lasts about 10 minutes. The "Free spot" and "Remove any Card" mix the game up so that winning is both by skill and chance. I also like that some words can go under more than one rule so the kids are thinking, not just using rote repetition. This was the best home school curriculum purchase I made this year.
This set is a wonderful way to practice the Level 3 spelling rules! Like all the sets I have purchased from Spelling Success the cards are attractive and durable. They are a great value!
My students in this level really like the game. A parent even ordered it so the student can reinforce skills at home.
My daughter, even after our hour long lesson actually begged to play the Level 3 Spelling Rules Game, which says a lot about your product. She was so excited when I told her that you have more games available that I decided to get some more for her as well as the other kids that I've started tutoring. I'm sure I'll be a repeat customer.
These games SAVED my homeschool!!! My son (age 7) was really getting bored with the Barton lessons. They were both difficult and dry. He now BEGS to play these games. I have all 3 of the Level 3 games. This spelling rules one is our favorite. Worth every penny. Cannot thank you enough!!!
My students have BEGGED for this game, even the 7th grader. There's just something about a game. We especially love the word choices and the pictures. They are fun and funny and also build vocabulary.
I tend to not love stopping a lesson for games, but these games are so easy to pull out and so effective for review that I'm becoming much better at it.
My students have come up with a few ways to adapt the game:
- having to fully explain the rule (which is a little annoying at first, but effective and helps me know if the student really gets it rather than just matching words up)
- if the word card played is the same as the word on the rule card, you don't have to explain it :)
- limiting players to having to fill an entire horizontal row before moving to the next row (a nice frustrating one)