This game teaches nine multi-sensory strategies which underpin all teaching
of spelling in the junior stages. There are 3 largely visual, 3 auditory
and articulatory and 3 cognitive spelling strategies presented by the
BBC Spellits TV characters Eyes, Ears and Brain. The spelling strategies
are integrated into a game, making learning fun and providing motivation
for the children to complete all the activities. Click here for more
details on curriculum
Sam and Yasmin are on a day out to Castle Park and have got lost in
the Maze. The children using the site are invited to help Yasmin and
Sam escape from the Maze by completing 9 spelling challenges. To escape,
Sam and Yasmin need the map of the Maze which has been torn into 9 pieces
and hidden all over Castle Park. Each time the children successfully
complete a challenge they are rewarded with a clue which they can record
on their Clue List. In this game the spelling challenges can be completed
in any order and in more than one session.
the tricky bit (Eyes)
it silly (Ears)
words in big words (Brain)
like Mr. Toffee Nose (Ears)
When the children have completed all 9 challenges, they can click on the Finished button, submit the clues they have collected and trigger the animation showing Sam and Yasmin escaping from the Maze.
The game is provided both in flash and as a printable story-board.