Custom word lists guide

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How to use custom word lists

Custom word lists allow you to set fun activities for your students to practice their spelling words or work on words they might be struggling with.

When creating a Custom word list you choose words that your students will practice whilst playing Sumdog games. We recommend setting at least 10 words in each list. This is because, on average, students will answer 10 questions within a game. You can choose fewer than 10 words, but this may cause some of the words to repeat during the game.

Once your students have answered all the selected words correctly within the given time frame, the activity will be listed as completed on their account.

How to create a custom word list activity

These instructions explain how to create a custom word list activity for your class or individual/groups of students.

Note: Once you create a custom word list activity you will not be able to edit it.

Click ‘Set Work’.

Note: By default, the subject displayed on your account will be Math. Click on the drop down menu at the top left to change the subject to Spelling

When creating the Custom Word List, make sure that you have set up the details correctly. Once you have created the activity you will not be able to edit it.

How to create a custom word list activity

This video shows a walk-through of the steps described above.

How to view the results of a custom word list activity

These instructions explain how to view the result of a custom word list activity including how many students completed the activity and their accuracy.

Click ‘Set Work’.

Note: By default, the subject displayed on your account will be Math. Click on the drop down menu at the top left to change the subject to Spelling

How to restrict your students so they can only work on the custom word list activity

If your students have not had any other activities set for them, the custom word list activity you created will automatically appear on their dashboard. If they have had other activities set for them, then they can select your Custom Word list by clicking on Tasks to view a list of their available activities.

These instructions explain how to restrict your students so that they can only work on the custom word list activity you have created.

Click ‘Set work’

Note: By default, the subject displayed on your account will be Math. Click on the drop down menu at the top left to change the subject to Spelling

How to answer custom word list activity questions as a student

These instructions explain how to participate in a custom word list activity as a student.

Click ‘Tasks’

Frequently asked questions

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Can I edit a custom word activity once I have created it?

I am not able to find the words I want my students to focus on. Can I add in my own words?

Do I need to set a correct answer target for my students to work towards?

Can I set more than one activity for my students?

How can my students differentiate between the Spelling, Grammar and Maths activities?

My student can’t see the activity I created

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