This activity is a higher level extension of the 'making words' activities that we all use. This file was created to challenge the fast finishers and gifted students.
Each card contains a special border that is a hint to the phrase that needs to be created. A second hint is also given. The card also specifies the (movable, magnetic, wooden, or foam) letters needed.and specifies the number of words in the phrase, and tells how many letters are in each word. Students use the recording sheet to organize their information to find the 'magic phrase'. The phrases are based on phrases used seasonally during the year, song titles, book titles, or a phrase that coorelates direction to the border. Examples of phrases are 'Oh Christmas Tree', 'Willy Wonka', and 'Apples on a stick'.
The file contains directions for both the teacher and student and approximately 70 different task cards for the students to use. A recording sheet is also included.
This activity teachers organization, how to work together to find an answer, how to utilize information to make an inference, and problem solving.