Transform Your Whiteboard Into a Game Space! Simply place the spin wheel on your whiteboard, or any metal surface, and use your dry-erase markers to create games and activities. Use it as a classroom management tool and to play subject-specific games — the possibilities are limitless. The Magnetic Spin Wheel gets kids on their feet and participating. Includes three double-sided dry-erase cards and a teacher's guide. Size is 16 inches in diameter with heavy-duty magnets.
Some suggestions for use in your classroom:
•Write consonants in the wheel spaces. Have students take turns
spinning the wheel, identifying the consonant spun and saying (or
writing on the board) a word that begins with that consonant.
•Write vowels in the wheel spaces. Have students take turns spinning
the wheel, identifying the vowel on which the wheel lands and saying
a word (or writing one on the board) that contains the vowel's short
or long sound.
•Write word families in the wheel spaces, such as –ab, –ad, –ag, –am,
–an, –ap, –at, –ack. Have students take turns spinning the wheel,
saying a word that belongs to the word family spun and writing it on
the board. Teams of students can compete with one another. Just spin
the wheel and have team members write as many words as they can
on the board using the word family indicated.
•Write sight words in the wheel spaces. A student spins the wheel,
reads the word and uses it in a sentence.
Spin Wheel Activities Galore!
The activity packet contains 55 different ideas for spin wheel use in your class. Spanish examples are shown but ideas are appropriate for any language classroom. Reproducible. ©2011.