Lesson:Make a word

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  • lesson warm-up
  • speak read
  • 30min
  • middle_school high_school adult
  • game


Learning goal[edit]

Students will be able to

  • review practiced vocabulary
  • reafirm mental word patterns
  • be creative


  • Make a word/Cards -- a e i o t w r n l d h c -- sets of small letter cards to print and cut out: 1 set per team. On first blush it looks like 4 vowels and 8 consonants but the "d" can be used as a "p", the "n" as a "u" and the "w" as an "m". Let students discover this on their own.
  • Sheets of paper
  • Pens or pencils



  • Make teams of 3 or 4 students.
  • Each team gets a set of 12 cards.
  • Assign one person in each team to be the secretary. The secretary´s job is to write down on a piece of paper every word the team makes.
  • Teams need to make as many words as they can with the letters they have in two minutes time.
  • Once time is up, the secretary of each team goes to the board and copies all the words their team made.
  • Whichever team has the most correctly spelled words is the winner.