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Word Games Activity card is quite versatile.
Use it as an ongoing center activity.
are a few ideas for the card's use:
- Make Words:
2 to 4 players. Players
take turns rolling a die 6 times. On
the player's turn he/she chooses a letter from
the corresponding column.
Students write down the letters on paper
or use manipulative letters.
When all of the players have selected
their 6 letters, each begins to write as many
words as he/she can from the letters chosen. Players read their words to the group. You really don't need winners, but
the child with the most words could be the winner
if you wanted the game to result in a winner.
- Spelling or Vocabulary Words:
2 Players. The teacher makes flashcards
of vocabulary or spelling words.
Students place the words in a pile. One card is turned over. The object of the game is to be the first to collect all
of the letters necessary to spell the word on
the flashcard. Taking turns, each player rolls the die and collects a
letter, if possible, for the flashcard. The winner of the flashcard is the player who is able
to build the word first with the letters collected.
Play continues by turning over the
The winner is the player who
has collected the most flashcards.
- Word Value: Students work
independently or with a partner.
The student calculates the value of each
spelling or vocabulary word. The number at the top of the card
indicates the value to the letter. (
A few letters are in more than one column. The
kids will figure that out and they can choose
either value.) You can let the students
use calculators, or they can use unifix cubes
Encourage the grouping of 10's to reinforce
place value. Students record the word and value
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