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I use this to review vocabulary. It has the kids out of their seats and it will get crazy but the kids like it a lot.

As with human scrabble, you will need a stack of letters for each group. I always have 4 stacks of letters for 4 groups.

Letters are created by using cardstock cut in half and writing the a,b,c's, one letter to each card, on the cards. I usually have a lot of blank cards for that "just in case" situation. The goal is to spell the words, so the card stack will need more than one for some letters. For example, if your word is amica you will need 2 A cards,if your word is oppidum, you will need to P cards.

All the desks are pushed out of the way; the floor needs to have open space for words. Teams go to each corner or open area.

Each team is assigned to create a xword puzzle on the floor by using the most vocabulary words from the book that they can.

students MUST be able to define the word in the puzzle or that word is eliminat...See More
mrsd I'm going to try this one with my lower class, as they are very active! I love this idea! Thanks, Karen

On 6/05/11, muse wrote: > I use this to review vocabulary. It has the kids out of > their seats and it will get crazy but the kids like it a > lot. > > As with human scrabble, you will need a stack of letters > for each...See More
Jun 5, 2011
muse The kids love it, too. They actually like human xword puzzle more than human scrabble.

I keep a few blank 'cards' on hand in case the kids need another letter. They just tell me the letter and I write it on with a marker. Pretty easy for you and it really makes them think: spelling, definitions, and it's hands on.

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Jun 5, 2011
Jace's Mom On 6/05/11, mrsd wrote: > I'm going to try this one with my lower class, as they are > very active! I love this idea! Thanks, Karen > > > On 6/05/11, muse wrote: >> I use this to review vocabulary. It has the kids out of >> their seats and it will get crazy but the kids like it a >> lot. >> >> As with hu...See More
Jun 5, 2011
teachmo I've done an electronic version of this with puzzlemaker.com, but this would work wonderfully as well for medical terminology. It would give my students a break from their computers.

Thanks for this great idea!
Jun 6, 2011
tesavage How many students per group...have you found certain groups too big or too small?? Also, how much space have you alloted per group...can you do it with classes of 36?
Jun 8, 2011


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