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Saturday, October 10, 2015

ESPELLAR Competition by Primary Section, WIS Pawan Baug

 “With better reading comprehension, comes greater literacy, and greater enjoyment of reading, literature and language. All from understanding words!”
Let’s debunk one myth right now – that learning the spelling of words make children nervous or scared. Spellings do not merely involve rote learning of words. Rather, it is a comprehensive learning process that allows children to learn the definition, pronunciation, and roots of the word.
With this in view, Witty International School, Pawan Baug organised ESPELLAR Competition for the students of Grade I - IV on 23rd and 24th September, 2015. This competition aimed to engage Wittians in spelling words in a fun and educational way and also to enhance each child's memory and to develop better learning skills.
The first level of the competition encouraged all students to engage with spellings and to promote improved literacy. Top three scorers from each division represented their own class at the final level. Tie – breaker round was held to include perfect three from each class. The brain activity and excitement among the students was just as stimulating as any physical competition, allowing them to compete in a supportive environment. For the final level, three students from each division represented their own class. The competition comprised of various rounds wherein students had to identify the picture and spell it, give the words based on its meaning, unscramble the words and fill in the vowels to complete the word. Rules were clearly stated at the beginning of the each round and they were rewarded points for their accurate answer. Each round welcomed a new difficulty.
Students were given proper instructions to play through each round. They were also supported and asked to write the chosen word correctly, not to say the letters out aloud until sure about it. All the contestants gave their best to win the competition and make their own class feel proud. Audience cheered and constantly encouraged the contestants with their applause. At the end, a surprise round for the audience was held which boosted their confidence level.
ESPELLAR Competition was a great learning tool for students and an excellent revision activity too. Certificates were awarded to the winners in the assembly. Teachers were immensely impressed with the enthusiasm and effort that the children displayed by learning their lists of words.  



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