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Soccer Spelling

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Subjects Arts & Humanities
  • Foreign Language
  • Language Arts

  • K-2
  • 3-5

Brief Description

Students practice spelling with this fun game in which students move closer to the soccer goal with each correctly spelled word.


Students will
  • use a special soccer game board (provided) as they play this game of spelling skill.
  • play a game with a partner.
  • move toward the goal as they spell words correctly.


spelling, soccer, goal

Materials Needed

  • soccer game board (provided)
  • spelling word cards
  • game board marker

Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students move closer to the soccer goal with each correctly spelled word. The lesson comes with a special soccer field game sheet. This game could be adapted for use in a foreign language classroom.

See the complete Soccer Spelling lesson on the Scholastic Web site. Scroll down the page to find the lesson. The lesson is available in pdf format; the Adobe Acrobat plug-in is required to read the lesson.


Students will pass their weekly spelling test with a score of 80 percent or higher.

Lesson Plan Source

Scholastic, Inc.

Submitted By

Gary Hopkins

National Standards


LANGUAGE ARTS: Foreign Language

See more spelling lesson ideas in the Education World articles, Spell It Out! and Vocabulary and Spelling: Do Your Students Say 'Boring'?

Return to this weeks Lesson Planning article, Spice Up Your Spelling Lessons.

Originally published 10/04/2002
Links last updated 11/04/2005