Learning About Language

Puzzle Me Words

Grades
K - 1

About this Interactive

Overview

Puzzle Me Words is a fun, educational game designed for kindergarten and first-grade students. The game reinforces letter sounds by having students combine letters to form words for the pictures they see (e.g., pig and hat). Scootie, a talking school bus, reads the words aloud, further reinforcing the letter sounds. As students complete each round, they earn a new puzzle piece toward their prize puzzle: a coloring sheet that they can print, color, and display proudly at home or in school.

Two levels are offered in the game:

  • Beginner—This level limits the choices to eight letters and requires three correct words per round; three rounds are needed to win the prize puzzle.

  • Advanced—This level is more challenging because all twenty-six letters of the alphabet are presented as letter choices and more words are needed to finish each round before winning the prize puzzle.

Built-in save capability allows students to exit but return to their game before they have earned their final prize puzzle. Clicking the Save tab at the top will provide a special code that can be written down or e-mailed to a parent or teacher. Note that the saved game will be available for only 30 days.

To continue a game already in progress, simply click the Open tab and enter the save code provided. For security reasons, it is important that students enter their first name only in the Name field. ReadWriteThink cannot recover a game code should it become misplaced or not be working.

For ideas of how to use this game outside of the classroom, see Puzzle Me Words in the Parent & Afterschool Resources section.

 

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