Why are only 3 games offered in Set Work sometimes?

Why are only 3 games offered in Set Work sometimes?

Why does this happen?
Students can choose from the variety of games. However, only 3 games are shown/offered when a student doesn't happen to have chosen to play any of the 3 spell check games that Wordshark uses to 'test' the students. This testing in essential as it tells Wordshark whether to move them on to the next list, whether they've completed the set work, or whether they need to keep working on the words. 

When exactly does it happen?
This happens on the 5th game (i.e. after a maximum of 4 non-spelling games), but only if the student doesn't happen to have played a spell check game.

What are the spell check games?
The games used for this testing (under the spell tab), are 'spell check', 'Maze spell check' or 'Moving spell check'. (Any games with the word check.)

What happens after playing a spell check game?
Wordshark needs the student to play one of the 3 spell check (test) games with 75% accuracy. If they achieve 75% accuracy this tells Wordshark to move them on to the next list (or may mean that the student has completed their set work). If they don't achieve 75% accuracy, they will be offered more games for the same list.

Confident spellers can use these games...
To move on faster, confident spellers might choose to go straight to try a spell check game.

    • Related Articles

    • When to use Set Work and Free Play

      What are the benefits of 'setting work' vs 'automatic progression'? Many schools only use Wordshark in the automatic progression mode (AP/Supershark). Why not try exploring the Set Work option (using published lists or creating their own word lists). ...
    • Games categories

      Each game helps to develop a variety of reading and spelling skills – not only rote practice. There are games for single letters, phonics, syllables and whole words. After every third game a reward game is offered as additional motivation. Note that ...
    • Student progress reports for Set Work

      Student progress reports for Set Work In the main menu select ‘Set Work’ Mastery for set work requires 75% correct in any of the 3 spell check games. These are given as mandatory every 5th game.      1.   The Status/Results icon will give you the ...
    • Setting work using published courses

      Setting work is a simple but targeted approach to ensure students focus on your chosen word lists. You can choose from any of the published courses, or from any lists you have made yourself (or ones that other teachers in your school have shared with ...
    • Deleting Set Work

      Deleting set work. Set work is deleted by the teacher who created the set work. Once deleted it cannot be retrieved. This is completed under the ‘Set Work’ tab and the delete icon, next to the piece of set work. Don’t forget to click ‘show hidden set ...

    Still need help?

    Complete our automated Contact Form or email support@wordshark.co.uk with your query.
    We will get back to you as soon as we can.