Friday, April 13, 2012

Mystery Word - What's the Last Word? (And Freebie!)


I found an extra bunch of letter tiles in the back of my closet during my spring cleaning, so I created this little language arts game called Mystery Word. The rules are simple. They build each word next to the word, and with the letters that are left, try to make a real word out of it.  I've included the first two word lists here as a freebie to get you started!

(Edited to add, the link should work now. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!)

23 comments:

  1. LOVE, love, love this idea! However, the link tells me the document does not exist. May I have it emailed to me?!? Thanks!
    Chris
    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

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  2. This is such a fun idea for what some kids might think is "boring". I think I would even use it with the older kids for vocabulary review.
    I also could not get into the link. Are you able to email it?
    Sandy
    sky875@aol.com

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  3. Try again. Link is fixed. :D Thanks for the comments!

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  4. Love this idea....thanks for sharing.The document says I don't have permission to access the page. Didn't know if I could have it emailed to me? Sorry to bother you. Thanks for sharing your wonderful ideas.
    Julie
    pooka36@yahoo.com

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  5. ditto for me! szervanos@cvsd.net thanks!! Love this idea!!!

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  6. This looks great, but I can't get it either.

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  7. I love this idea! I think the problem is that the document is set to private still. If you make it public we could have access to it then. Hope that helps...I'd love to see it too!!! :)

    kindergarten days

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  8. Okay! I got it now! So sorry. There was a technical glitch between the keyboard and the chair. ;) I promise it works now! Thank you again for your patience.

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  9. Thanks! This looks like a fun center!

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  10. I really like this. I think I may adapt it to see if the students can guess my mystery word from picture that I hold up.
    I am a writing specials teacher k-4. I know it's an odd position title, but it has been a lot of fun and very enlightening. Come check it out!

    I am your newest follower!

    krazy4writing.blogspot.com

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  11. Love it!
    Thanks for the ideas! :)
    I just started following you. Come visit me sometime!
    http://acolwell.blogspot.com/
    I just reposted your other letter tile game. :)

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    1. Thank you, Audrey! I added your blog to my blog roll! :D

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  12. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing! I am a newly homeschooling mom.. and can't figure out how to edit my own words in there :( Can you help me?

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    1. Hi! Unfortunately, it's not a self-edit document. But a quick and easy way to use your own words is to either white-out my words (or place a blank post-it note over the words), Xerox a fresh page, and use that page as your master sheet. Then all you need to do is use the master sheet to create new word lists. You could also put new words on those post-it notes before you Xerox the page. Hope this helps!

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  13. Hi,

    I'm an EFL teacher in Taiwan. I just saw your post and really love this great idea!! Actually, me and my friends really enjoy reading your blog and appreciating your creative teaching ideas. I am wondering if it is welcome that I share this idea on my facebook page with a photo and a direct link to your blog with other EFL teachers?? It will certainly inspire most of them!

    best,
    Kate

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    1. Hi, Kate! I just found this post. You're more than welcome to use anything I post. Thanks for asking!

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  14. I just found this activity. What a great way to use hands-on activities, but also have accountability. I love it! Thank you for sharing. I am now following you.

    Charlotte

    Charlotte's Clips and Kindergarten Kids

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  15. I just stumbled upon this idea on Pinterest and I think it's GENIUS! You've inspired me to add a Mystery Word station during my Word Study time this year. Thanks a bunch!
    Donna
    Peace, Love & Learning

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    1. Thank you, Donna! To show the difference between classes, I used this last year, and to them the mystery word for the first set was "dig". LOL!

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