Thursday, May 1, 2014

Learning Through Games: Word on the Street Junior

Summary: Word on the Street Junior is a spelling tug-of-war where players pull on each letter as it is used in a word.

Number of Players: 2 or more in two teams

Recommended Age: 8+

Skills Addressed:
  • Vocabulary 
  • Spelling 
  • Cooperation 
  • Subject knowledge 
  • Categorization
Link to Learning:
  • Have students focus on agreeing on their word choice. 
  • Talk about strategy for choosing each word, or which letters to to focus on.
  • Pair stronger spellers with weaker ones. 
  • Have students locate each letter, focus on alphabetization. 
  • Play a large game on the board with the whole class divided into two teams. 
  • Make categories to fit recent lessons.

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