Single-Letter Scrabble

Size of group: 3-5
Appropriate grade level: 2-3
Skill practiced: Spelling, vocabulary, and rhyming
Materials: Set of Scrabble or Bananagrams tiles
Category: lesson plan/activity idea

Directions:
Set up a word ending template, such as “and” or “ing”. Then give each student a set of consonants and have them try to make words by placing their consonants in front of the endings. Encourage them to use more than one letter at a time, such as “sh” or “str”.

Assessment:
The students will make more complex words, and, as the game goes on, will sort through rhyming words in their heads rather than guessing and checking if they’ve made a word.

Tips:
A way of making the game more interesting is to have them try to remember the words they’ve made already, and use the rhyming mnemonic to help them remember.
 

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