Upwords (all grades)
Author: Kyle, Wilson Elementary, Indiana
Objective: Develop Vocabulary
Materials and Preparation: Upwords, Access to Internet, Scrabble, Crossword Puzzles, and other word games, and class sets of dictionaries.
Student Grouping: Small Groups
Allow students to get into small groups of 3-4.
Each group will rotate on a daily basis from the computer-Scrabble-Crossword Puzzles-Upwords.
The goal will be to earn the high scores for the various games, while at the same time learning new vocabulary words.
Scoring: Each day students will tally their scores on various games, and they will be posted on the bulletin board.
Scrabble Score= 112 Day 1
Upwords Score= 23 Day 2
Comments: As teachers we should take advantage of our titles. Wal-Mart, Meijer, and various other stores are usually more than willing to donate games such as Scrabble and Upwords if you will post a sticker on the board game with their logo or name.