Everyone knows Scrabble, right? Well this is a combination of that and a word scramble. Hence the name.
It can last up to the whole lesson with some classes, or you may want to set a time limit and see who has the most points after that.
Here's how to set it up and play.
You will need:
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- Poster-print or blow-up the Scrabble board to stick on the blackboard.
- Prepare lists of scrambled words from the appropriate vocab list. I usually make about 40 cards for each group.
- Pick the vocab depending on how far through the year you are. I can't give you sets for every eventuality, so best to just use this blank template and scramble them up yourself. Just for your convenience, here are sets for the start of second grade and the start of third grade.
- Make groups of four students,
- Use the big board to explain to the class how scrabble works,
- Hand out the packs of scrambled words (one each group),
- Give each group a game board and score board,
- Have them unscramble one word each, and then write it on the game board,
- After writing their word, they must use the key on the scoreboard to add up their score,
- Highest score at the end of the game wins.
Please let me know what you think in the comments.