Of Course You Do!
Unfortunately, Some Language Activities are as boring a bat droppings.
Seriously, you should not make teaching language activities more complex than it needs to be.
We all know that students of all levels require graphophonic skills. Every student needs to know
Grumble Words are language activities focused on active engagement.
Students are presented with a grid containing a start + a middle + an ending of some words.
The goal is to put the components together to form a real word.
Grumble (Gr oup + J umble) words is a graphophonic skill building activity suitable for students of all ages. Older students will become strategic and competitive as they incorporate increasing problem solving skills in language activities
Grumble Words is a two-player game. Players require a Grumble Word Board and at least 20 but no more than 30 counters the size of a five-cent piece. In fact, 5 cents pieces make perfect (and the cheapest) counters. Even the cheapest plastic counters cost 10 cents each. If you haven’t already collect your 5 cents in a jar for use as counters.
Players flip a coin to see who goes first.
The player (Player 1) starts and must place a counter (heads up) in each quadrant to make a word.
Player 1 writes the word (boat) and scores one point.
Player 2 takes a turn and must, also, place a counter in each quadrant to make a word. Play 2 writes the word (load) and scores one point.
Players take turns. Play continues until a player is unable to make a word.
Wildcards (blank circles) appear in some games. These can be used to represent any word element (including nothing)
Example 1 (dr)+(ink)+( ) = drink
Example 2 (dr) + ( ) + (s) = dr + op+ s = drops.
The student writes the word and includes the chosen element which fills the wild card.
The game can be played with 4 students working together in two teams.
Should you wish to make the activity competitive, the winner can be
1. the player (team) with the most words per sheet.
2. the player or team first to reach 10 (or 20).
3. The player (or team) with the most words after
A new game can be played on the same Grumble Word board or a new Grumble Word board.
Grumble Words is completely FREE for Executive Members and can be found in the Executive Suite.
However, you can have a Grumble Word Activity Sheet sent directly to you to try in your next relief teaching gig for FREE. Or you could purchase the complete kit from the shop.
Executive Members can download the complete kit from the Executive Suite.
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