Games to improve spelling and reading comprehension?
Tristin Deveau
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My girlfriend is currently tutoring a nine year old in math and english. The math is going ok, but my girlfriend has been having a hard time getting her student to engage in reading. We thought perhaps a game would be a good way of getting her to practice without knowing that she's practicing...

Ideally, the game should be able to be played in less than 30 minutes and have either a focus on spelling or reading (both need a lot of work) and should be fun enough to keep a 9 year old interested.

I'll be adding games as I think of the them, but any suggestions would be very welcome.
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Tristin Deveau
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This was the first one I thought of, but it might be a little too obvious. I think it's less intimidating than scrabble, and should be fairly adaptable to the tutoring environment.
 
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Maybe a bit of a stretch, but one of the issues is her ability to comprehend what she has read. This game would force her to think about the meaning of the words.
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And Word on the Street Junior are great at teaching spelling

I like the Junior version more because it has all the letters
 
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You need to check out this brilliant game. Combines scrabble and deck building.
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As published this is limited to three-letter words, but you can always make extra boards for longer words.
 
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