Spelling challenges guide

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The Challenge option was the old way in which teachers could create a challenge for their students. This had been updated and replaced with the Custom word list, click here to find out how you can create a challenge for your students using the Custom Word list.

How to create a spelling challenge

These instructions explain how to create a spelling challenge for a class or group of students.

teacher dashboard with arrow pointing to set work

Step 1

Click ‘Set Work’

 

 

set work page with arrow pointing to spelling challenges

Step 2

Click ‘SET PRACTICE WORK’ in the ‘Spelling challenges’ box

 

 

spelling challenges page with arrow pointing to student chooser

Step 3

Click the ‘Choose’ button next to ‘Students’ to select the students you want to include in the spelling challenge.

 

 

student chooser with arrow pointing to done button

Step 4

Use the arrows next to ‘My classes’, ‘My groups’ or ‘Other classes’ to expand to show your classes or groups.

Click on the boxes next to the names of the students you want to select, or click on the box next to a class to select all the students within that class.

Click ‘DONE’

spelling challenge page with arrow pointing to skill chooser

Step 5

Click the ‘Choose’ button next to the skills box

 

 

spelling challenge skill chooser with arrow pointing to the done button

Step 6

Select the skills you would like the students to work on. The skills you’ve selected will appear on the right.

We recommend that you select 1 or 2 skills at most. This is because of the progression system, whereby students will need to get 80% accuracy in each step before they can move onto the next step or skill.

*Note* You can click the blue arrows next to each level to show the skills and words included within that level. Click on the ‘?’ to see some sample questions.

Click ‘DONE’

spelling challenges settings

Step 7

*Optional* Click ‘add another group’ to assign different skills to another set of students.

Adjust the settings for your challenge

Title – Create a title for your challenge. We recommend a title that is related to the topic and makes sense for your students, as they will see this.

Correct answer target – This is the number of questions each student must answer correctly to complete the challenge.

Available from – This is when the activity will start and appear on your students’ accounts.

Available until – This is when the activity will end.

Click ‘SET CHALLENGE’ to create the spelling challenge

How to edit a spelling challenge

These instructions will explain how to edit a spelling challenge that you have already created.

teacher dashboard with arrow pointing to set work

Step 1

Click ‘Set Work’

 

 

set work page with arrow pointing to spelling challenges

Step 2

Click ‘SET PRACTICE WORK’ in the ‘Spelling challenges’ box

 

 

spelling challenge with arrow pointing to view all challenges

Step 3

Click ‘VIEW ALL CHALLENGES’ 

 

 

spelling challenges page with arrow pointing to edit

Step 4

Click ‘edit’ next to the challenge you would like to edit

 

 

spelling challenge settings page

Step 5

Click ‘Next’. This will scroll through the set up pages. Keep clicking until you find the page including details you would like to edit.

On the choose students page, you can add or remove a student from the activity. Either tick or untick a student to remove or include them in the activity and click ‘Next’.

On the challenge skills page, you can edit the skills your students will be working on. Click on ‘Set skills’ to add or remove a skill in the challenge. To add a skill, tick the skill you would like to include. To remove a previously selected skill, click on the X next to the skill. Click ‘save’ to save your changes.

If you need to change the start or end date, or the correct answer target, you can do this on the create challenge page.

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