Spot On

Spot On is a great game for build-a-word and build-a-sentence activities. It is a wonderful vocabulary-focused learning game for promoting word recognition and spelling skills as well as students’ abilities to produce complete simple sentences. Besides being fun, it helps students get more familiar with common patterns associated with spoken English.

The students are asked to glue the letters or words, that appear on boxes which have been scrambled up on a game board, in the correct order to make a word or sentence. They should strengthen their movement skills and spatial awareness strategies to quickly navigate on the game board and successfully create words by picking up boxes quickly and placing them on the appropriate spot.

The teacher can select the preferred learning task, i.e. word unscramble or creation of complete simple sentences. The word unscrambler lets the student practice some of the most common words in academic vocabulary—words for K-4. Each word can consist of up to six letters.

In the case of the task for producing simple grammatically correct and meaningful sentences, students learn to recognize punctuation and capitalization prompts for declarative, interrogative, imperative, and exclamatory sentences as well as to make use of how basic sight words, such as we, I, she, he, run, will, by, can, etc. that could appear on some boxes could be used in sentences.

Moreover, the teacher could select a “non-academic” game type that improves students’ visual motor integration and executive functions. Students, during this “Tower of Hanoi puzzle”, are called to move three boxes from one spot over to a third spot keeping the same sequence of colors using a second empty spot as scaffold.

Finally, teachers can also specify the number of questions, the duration for answering each question as well as the existence of game lives, thus adjusting the game to the teaching and learning needs.

Are you ready to play this mind-bending game and quickly move around and place boxes in the correct order?

Supported goals in

CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.K.1.F
ELA
Grade: K
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.3.3.C
ELA
Grade: 3
Decode multisyllable words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.1.A
ELA
Grade: 1
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.2.3.C
ELA
Grade: 2
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.3.1.I
ELA
Grade: 3
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.2.1.F
ELA
Grade: 2
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.B
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.1.D
ELA
Grade: 4
Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RF.1.3.E
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.4.2.D
ELA
Grade: 4
Spell grade-appropriate words correctly, consulting references as needed.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.E
ELA
Grade: 1
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
CA.ELA.3.RF.3c
ELA
Grade: 3
Decode multisyllable words.
CA.ELA.2.L.1f
ELA
Grade: 2
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
CA.ELA.1.RF.1a
ELA
Grade: 1
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
CA.ELA.1.RF.3e
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
CA.ELA.2.RF.3c
ELA
Grade: 2
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
CA.ELA.4.L.1d
ELA
Grade: 4
Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
CA.ELA.1.L.2e
ELA
Grade: 1
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
CA.ELA.1.RF.3b
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
CA.ELA.3.L.1i
ELA
Grade: 3
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
CA.ELA.K.L.1f
ELA
Grade: K
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
LAFS.4.L.1.1e
ELA
Grade: 4
Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
LAFS.3.RF.3.3c
ELA
Grade: 3
Decode multisyllable words.
LAFS.2.RF.3.3c
ELA
Grade: 2
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
LAFS.1.RF.1.1a
ELA
Grade: 1
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
LAFS.1.RF.3.3e
ELA
Grade: 1
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
LAFS.1.L.1.2e
ELA
Grade: 1
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
LAFS.3.L.1.1j
ELA
Grade: 3
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
LAFS.1.RF.3.3b
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
LAFS.2.L.1.1g
ELA
Grade: 2
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
LAFS.K.L.1.1f
ELA
Grade: K
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared languag activities.
NVAC.ELA.3.L.1i
ELA
Grade: 3
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
NVAC.ELA.1.RF.3e
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
NVAC.ELA.1.RF.3b
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
NVAC.ELA.2.RF.3c
ELA
Grade: 2
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
NVAC.ELA.1.RF.1a
ELA
Grade: 1
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
NVAC.ELA.1.L.2e
ELA
Grade: 1
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
NVAC.ELA.K.L.1f
ELA
Grade: K
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
NVAC.ELA.4.L.1d
ELA
Grade: 4
Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
NVAC.ELA.3.RF.3c
ELA
Grade: 3
Decode multisyllable words.
NVAC.ELA.2.L.1f
ELA
Grade: 2
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
NY.ELA.1.RF.3e
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
NY.ELA.K.L.1f
ELA
Grade: K
Produce and expand complete sentences in shared language activities.
NY.ELA.1.RF.1a
ELA
Grade: 1
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence (e.g., first word, capitalization, ending punctuation).
NY.ELA.1.L.2e
ELA
Grade: 1
Spell untaught words phonetically, drawing on phonemic awareness and spelling conventions.
NY.ELA.1.RF.3b
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
NY.ELA.2.RF.3c
ELA
Grade: 2
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
NY.ELA.2.L.1f
ELA
Grade: 2
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences (e.g., The boy watched the movie; The little boy watched the movie; The action movie was watched by the little boy).
NY.ELA.3.L.1i
ELA
Grade: 3
Produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
NY.ELA.3.RF.3c
ELA
Grade: 3
Decode multisyllable words.
NY.ELA.4.L.1d
ELA
Grade: 4
Order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns (e.g., a small red bag rather than a red small bag).
NC.ELA.3.RF.4c
ELA
Grade: 3
Decode multisyllabic words.
NC.ELA.2.RF.4c
ELA
Grade: 2
Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels.
NC.ELA.1.RF.4e
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode two-syllable words following basic patterns by breaking the words into syllables.
NC.ELA.1.RF.4b
ELA
Grade: 1
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
NC.ELA.1.RF.1a
ELA
Grade: 1
Recognize and use capitalization and ending punctuation.
SC.ELA.3.W.L.4.1i
ELA
Grade: 3
When writing produce simple, compound, and complex sentences.
SC.ELA.1.RL.P.3.3
ELA
Grade: 1
Read a two-syllable word by breaking the word into syllables.
SC.ELA.1.RL.P.1.1
ELA
Grade: 1
Recognize the distinguishing features of a sentence.
SC.ELA.2.W.L.4.8
ELA
Grade: 2
Produce, expand, and rearrange complete simple and compound sentences.
SC.ELA.4.W.L.4.1e
ELA
Grade: 4
When writing order adjectives within sentences according to conventional patterns.
SC.ELA.K.W.L.4.8
ELA
Grade: K
Produce and expand complete sentences.
SC.ELA.1.W.L.5.4
ELA
Grade: 1
Spell unknown words phonetically; spell common irregularly-spelled, gradeappropriate high-frequency words.
No supported goals.
VASOL.ELA.3.W.9a
ELA
Grade: 3
Use complete sentences.
VASOL.ELA.2.RD.4c
ELA
Grade: 2
The student will decode regular multisyllabic words.
VASOL.ELA.1.RD.5g
ELA
Grade: 1
The student will read and spell simple two-syllable compound words.
VASOL.ELA.2.RD.3e
ELA
Grade: 2
The student will blend and segment multisyllabic words at the syllable level.
VASOL.ELA.1.RD.5a
ELA
Grade: 1
The student will use initial and final consonants to decode and spell one- syllable words.
VASOL.ELA.K.CML.1b
ELA
Grade: K
The student will build oral communication skills. Express ideas in complete sentences and express needs through direct requests.
VASOL.ELA.2.W.11a
ELA
Grade: 2
The student will recognize and use complete sentences.
VASOL.ELA.1.RD.4c
ELA
Grade: 1
The student will identify letters, words, sentences, and ending punctuation.
VASOL.ELA.1.W.12g
ELA
Grade: 1
The student will use letters to phonetically spell words.

Settings

Setting

Options

I CAN statement

Music

Disable/enable background music.

  • On
  • Off
Sound effects

Disable/enable sound effects while selecting an item.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN understand that there are sounds when I choose an item.

Select hand
  • Left
  • Right

I CAN select the “Play” button with my left hand.

Time to select item

Time to remain stable to select an item.

Reduce the time if the child shows stability.

  • 0.5 secs
  • 1 sec
  • 1.5 secs
  • 2 secs
  • 2.5 secs
  • 3 secs

I CAN keep my hands stable for 3 seconds to pick up the box.

Timer

Time available to complete a question.

Disable if the student feels pressure.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN build a word or a sentence in 1 min.

Timer value
  • 1 min
  • 2 mins
  • 3 mins
Game lives

Enable or disable game lives.

Game lives are the three flowers at the bottom of the screen.

  • On
  • Off

I CAN notice that a flower disappears each time I build wrongly a word or a sentence.

I CAN play the game with game lives.

Content language

Choose the language of the game content.

  • English
  • Greek

I CAN read the messages in English.

Game mode

Choose the type of exercise that the child is called to practice. 

  • Words
  • Scrabble
  • Sentences
  • Decoding
  • Tower of hanoi

I CAN produce a grammatically correct sentence.

Number of questions

The teacher can select the number of questions for the student to play.

  • 1 question
  • 2 questions
  • 3 questions
  • 4 questions
  • 5 questions

I CAN answer 2 questions correctly and I CAN complete 2 words or 2 sentences in one game.

Category

Category allow teachers to match students’ grade with content available in the game.

  • Kindergarten
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
  • Punctuation & Capitalization
  • Order Adjectives
  • Grade 1 - 1 syllable
  • Grade 1 - 2 syllables
  • Grade 2 - 2 syllables
  • Grade 3 - Multiple syllables

I CAN recognize punctuation and capitalization prompts for exclamatory sentences.

Avatar mode
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Reports

Pie chart data

This shows statistics on the number of questions that a child completed correctly, the number of completed questions with tries, the unanswered questions as well as the number of dropped boxes. Also, we can see the total time spent while playing the game.

This shows the amount of time the student spent on each question, the number of wrong placements and dropped boxes as well as depicts student’s tries analytically.