Word Scramblers

Here’s a quick and easy way to focus on spelling.  Scramble a word.  Students write it out!

students write a word

Common Core State Standards

NOTE:  This game can address the following Common Core Standards:  CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.L.1.2.D, L.3.2.E, L.3.2.F, RF.K.1.B, RF.K.3, RF.1.2, RF.1.3, RF.2.3, RF.3.3, RF.4.3 and RF.5.3

Scramble a Word

On a white board in front of the group, (a chalkboard or Smart Board can work fine too), I write the letters to a word in mixed fashion.  (The pictures posted are from the time we focused on adjectives.)

one word scrambled  or one word scrambled

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Smaller Groups

For smaller groups, I use the large classroom whiteboard.  I divide it into 4-5 sections.  4-5 students can take a turn at a time unscrambling the word on the large whiteboard.

students write each word

Larger Groups

For larger groups, I divide the students into pairs.

I give each pair an individual whiteboard, dry erase marker and sock (to serve as erasers.  You can purchase a class pack on Amazon*.

The children race to write the word correctly.  I wait for all campers to complete the word before moving on to the next turn.

students write each word

The game continues until your allotted time for the activity runs out!

Print Lists of Words

Below are printouts of word lists that I have used to accompany various writing prompts.

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Adjectives to go along with the Leopard A to Z and the Valiha A to Z  poems.

QU Words to go along with the “Q-U” Queen fairy tale.

Fairy Tale Characters to go along with The Three Little Lemurs and the Big Bad Fossa.

Character Traits to go with the Valued Person-A to Z poem

Bug Names to go with the Name Shape Insect prompt.

Words from Rapunzel to go with the Rapunzel prompt.

Spring Vocabulary to go with the Puddle Jumping-Fantasy prompt.

Sight Words for Beginner Writers

Activity Pages

Here’s an adjective scramblers activity page you can’t print.