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Space Out the Words!" - A Fun and Interactive Game to Practice Word Separation in Print.

Updated: Mar 16

Welcome to "Space Out the Words!", a fun and interactive game that helps students develop their understanding of word separation in print. By playing this game, students will become more confident in their ability to identify incorrectly spaced words and correct them, which is a crucial skill in reading and writing fluently and accurately. Get ready to put your critical thinking skills to the test and work together as a team to become experts in word separation!

Academic Benefits

Playing "Space Out the Words!" can have several academic benefits for students, including:

Developing Literacy Skills: By practicing word separation in print, students improve their ability to read and write fluently and accurately, which is essential for overall literacy development.

Enhancing Critical Thinking: The game requires students to analyze sentences and identify incorrect spacing, promoting critical thinking and attention to detail.

Improving Collaboration: Students work in teams to correct the sentences, promoting collaboration and teamwork skills.

Reinforcing Learning: By providing an interactive and engaging activity, students can better reinforce their understanding of word separation in print and retain the information.

"Space Out the Words!" effectively reinforces the lesson on word separation in print while providing an interactive and enjoyable learning experience for students.

Game: Space Out the Words!

Grade Level: Kindergarten - Second

Objective: Students will practice identifying and correcting incorrectly spaced sentences.


  • Index cards

  • Marker


  1. Before the game, write a variety of sentences on the index cards with incorrect spacing.

  2. Divide the class into two teams.

  3. One student from Team A will choose an index card and read the sentence out loud.

  4. Team B will have 30 seconds to discuss and correct the sentence on a whiteboard.

  5. After 30 seconds, Team B will show their corrected sentence to the class.

  6. If the sentence is correct, Team B earns a point. If not, Team A can try to correct it for a bonus point.

  7. Repeat with a student from Team B choosing an index card for Team A to correct.

  8. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins!


  • For more advanced students, include longer sentences or sentences with multiple errors.

  • For younger students, provide visual cues, such as small dots or lines, on the index cards to help them identify where words should be separated.

"Space Out the Words!" is an excellent game to reinforce learning on word separation in print while providing students an engaging and interactive experience. By playing this game, students can improve their critical thinking, collaboration, and literacy skills while having fun. If you're interested in using this game in your classroom, be sure to check out the full lesson plan and other teaching resources in the Literacy category. Click here to access these valuable resources and start enhancing your students' reading and writing skills today!

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