EDITABLE Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area

EDITABLE  Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area
EDITABLE  Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area
EDITABLE  Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area
EDITABLE  Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area
EDITABLE  Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area
EDITABLE  Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area
EDITABLE  Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area
EDITABLE  Mystery Word Activity for Group Work or Centers *ANY content area
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***FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY***
***DOES NOT COME WITH QUESTIONS/ANSWERS; you will edit the document(s) to fit your needs! :)

This activity is a great way to practice any skill or standard! Use these editable cards for group work or as a center activity. The concept behind this activity is to create a fun, collaborative, meaningful, and engaging way for students to practice the skills they have learned. This activity includes FIVE different sets of cards (with SIX cards in each set). You will type six questions per set, making sure to include three answers (one correct and two incorrect) per question. Each of the answers will equal a different letter. You want your CORRECT answer to have the letter that they will need for the mystery word. Once the students answer all of the questions in their set, they will be able to solve the mystery word (of your choice). Students will work through all five sets to determine each of the mystery words.

**If you experience trouble opening the files from the zip, try to move each of the files over to your documents.**

THIS DOWNLOAD INCLUDES:
*Detailed instructions and examples
*2 Editable PowerPoint files
(The PowerPoint files will allow you to use your own font and text size.)
*2 Editable PDF files (using an AG font and a KG font) **YOU WILL NEED ADOBE ACROBAT TO EDIT THESE FILES. DO NOT OPEN THEM IN CHROME OR EXPLORER.
(The PDF files will auto-fill the text to fit the entire box.)

How it Works for GROUP WORK:
*Divide your class into five different groups. You will want 3-6 students per group.
*Each student will be given a recording page. This is the page that has the clues on it.
*Each group will then be given ONE bag. The bag they are given will contain the set cards that you have previously cut up. (You can also simply keep the pages/card intact if you don’t want to cut them up.) I make my sets different colors so it’s visually easier to keep track of.
*The students will work as a team to solve all of the cards in their set. If you have six students in a group, they will each answer one card. Let’s say you have four students in a group. Two of your students will answer one card, and two of your students will answer two cards. This is great for students of mixed abilities; your higher kids will be able to tackle more problems, keeping them more engaged in the activity.
*Once each student solves their problem(s), they will circle (if you laminated the cards) or select the appropriate answer and letter. If they get an answer that isn’t on the card at all, they’ll know they’ve made a mistake. If one student accidentally selects the wrong answer, the entire riddle will be wrong. For this reason, students are encouraged to work slowly and collaborate with their groupmates; they want to be sure to collect the correct letters for their word.

*After all of the cards have been completed, students will record the letters they have collected on their recording page. The letters that they have collected spell out a six-letter word. There is a clue on their recording page that will assist them as they try to determine what the word is.
*Once each group has completed their set, they will rotate the bags and move on to the next one. You could also allot your students a certain amount of minutes (e.g., 7-10) to complete their questions, and save the riddle-solving until the end or when they have extra time during the activity. It’s totally up to you and your class how you rotate the sets.


How it Works for CENTERS:
*Students will be given the recording page and have access to each of the sets.
*The students will work to solve all of the cards in each set, collecting letters for each right answer. Once they have finished each card in their set, they can start trying to determine the mystery word. They may only get to 1 or 2 sets during their center time, and that’s okay! They can complete the other sets as an early finish activity throughout the rest of the week.

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