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Words and Space

25 min2 participants

Let's play!

  1. Player 1 : Write a row of words across the top of the base plate without leaving spaces between the words.

  2. Player 2 : Read the letters.

  3. Player 2 : Identify words from left to right.

  4. Player 2 : Remove each word and place them in a column under the row of bricks.

  5. Both players : Compare and discuss the words.

How to prepare

  • 2 base plates

  • Letter bricks

Give the base plate to Player 1.

Facilitation tips

  • Arrange several of each letter in alphabetical order on an additional storage base plate for ease in finding letters. This can be prepared in advance or a warm-up activity for the child.

  • Ask "What was your strategy to manipulate bricks, displace words and reposition them?"

Possible variations

  • Suggest mandatory letters.

  • Specify words must be verbs, nouns, adjectives, relative to current lessons

  • Change the length/number of rows.

  • Find the 3rd word, the 2nd letter of the 4th word…

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Children will develop these holistic skills

Cognitive

  • Enrich the lexicon, acquire grammatical and lexical spelling: Develop understanding concepts such as: leaving spaces between words, joining words and joining clauses, learning correct punctuation, including full stops, capital letters, exclamation marks, question marks, commas

Creative

  • Perform operations on letters and word syllables: remove, add, reverse, locate, substitute

Emotional

  • Develop vocabulary and understanding in reading

Physical

  • Develop bilateral hand use

Social

  • Participate with other students in both leadership and follower roles

Did you know?

  • Word games are a chance to practice literacy skills.

  • Children learn more when they are actively engaged as opposed to passive activity, when activities are meaningful to them and when they learn together with others.

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