The document contains the materials for 36 weeks of play for two different classroom word games: “Boggle” and “Words within Words” (also known as “How Many Words Can You Make?” and “Word-Mining.”)
These games can be used as an on-going weekly class-wide incentive for students to work on in free time, or they could be a center in your reading rotation. I’ve done my best to make the boards as high-density and jam-packed with words as possible. At the same time I’ve tried to minimize the chances of finding any inappropriate words within the board.
This set includes:
*General instructions and set-up for both games
*General rules of play for students
*36 high-density “Boggle” boards featuring at least one embedded 7 to 10-letter “big word” for students to find.
*36 “Boggle” “solution slips” for students to reference afterwards featuring the “Boggle” board itself, the “big word,” and at least 25 of the largest words that appear on it.
*36 “Words within Words” boards featuring a large (at least 10-letter) word that would be known to upper-elementary and middle school students. The letters on each board are pre-scrambled (vowels followed by consonants, both in alphabetical order) so that students can endeavor to find the “big word.”
*36 “Words within Words” “solution slips” for students to reference afterwards featuring the “big word” intact and at least 25 of the largest words (most likely to be known to our students) that appear on it.
*Recording sheets to write down the words used each week and the winners of each game. The sheets are available in a “regular,” and “hole punch-friendly” version.