Word games help readers recognize vocabulary words in a variety of contexts.
- Using games to practice skills makes reading easier and faster
- Introduce games to support spelling or memorization
- Add games as energizers
The NWT How-To-Kit: Literacy Games for Adults reminds us that people of all ages can play literacy games. They can be a lot of fun. They can:
- help reduce tension
- make the learning environment more comfortable
- help build positive relationships, and . . .
- they’re also educational
English Express has a library of word games.
Or make your own games. Discovery Education has an online puzzlemaker.
Try a crossword! Crossword puzzles can incorporate the meaning of words into the game.
Using Games to Teach Literacy and Foundational Learning blog