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Word Wizard

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Word Wizard

Grades K – 2
Interactive Type Learning About Language
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ABOUT THIS INTERACTIVE  

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This highly interactive activity supports critical thinking and problem solving while also building students' comprehension and spelling skills. Students start by choosing puzzles based on four popular U.S. children's books. They are then prompted to use clues to identify words from a list of scrambled letters. The final clue is based on an event or theme from their chosen book, which supports story comprehension and makes the activity meaningful and fun. Audible prompts and hints guide students to solve the sometimes challenging word puzzles. After completing a section, students may choose to begin another series of puzzles based on the same book or may choose a different book. This engaging interactive tool would work well with pairs or small groups, either in one session or across multiple sessions.

 

Lessons That Use This Interactive

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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Word Wizards: Students Making Words

The Word Wizard activities in this lesson transform phonics from drudgery into delight! Students manipulate letters to make different words.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Standard Lesson

Vocabulary With Franklin: Helping Students Become Word Wizards

Students will be word wizards after they’ve completed this lesson of vocabulary and spelling games and activities.

 

Related Classroom & Professional Development Resources

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Grades   K – 2  |  Lesson Plan  |  Minilesson

Phonic Generalizations in Chrysanthemum

Students learn about word families by reading Kevin Henkes’s book Chrysanthemum, identifying words with certain vowel pair endings, and reading words with similar endings.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

Construct-a-Word

Using Construct-a-Word, students learn letter-sound correspondence by combining a beginning letter or blend to a word ending to create words.

 

Grades   K – 5  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

Word Family Sort

This online activity helps students recognize word patterns by having them sort a series of words into short-vowel word families.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

Picture Match

Picture Match is a matching game that reinforces the concept of beginning-letter and short- and long-vowel sounds.

 

Grades   K – 2  |  Student Interactive  |  Learning About Language

ABC Match

ABC Match is a game that has students practice letter-recognition fluency while honing their memories. Students match initial letters with pictures, playing either with a timer or without.

 

Grades   7 – 12  |  Calendar Activity  |  May 25

National Spelling Bee Finals are held this week.

Students discuss why certain contests get more publicity than others and what counts as "knowledge."

 

Grades   3 – 6  |  Calendar Activity  |  June 25

Children's book author Eric Carle was born on this day in 1929.

After reading one of Eric Carle's books, students create a torn paper collage or a word collage.

 

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