Upwords (all grades)

 

Author: Kyle, Wilson Elementary, Indiana

 

Subject: Spelling

 

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

 

The Play:

 

  1. Allow students to get into small groups of 3-4.

  2. Each group will rotate on a daily basis from the computer-Scrabble-Crossword Puzzles-Upwords.

  3. 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.

 

Example:

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.