Word work is something I often struggle to come up with, particularly for the older students. I want the activity to be meaningful, yet engaging and fun. That’s why I came up with this little game. “Creating New Words via a Game”
I start with a basic word – perhaps tire or switch or bear. Students are allowed to change one letter at a time. We made it into a race where we saw which team could come up with the longest list. It was a success! I had my students engaged, using dictionaries, and competing in a friendly game.