I use this activity every week in my classroom and my students love doing it. Each week there is a different "word chunk" that we study. This activity has a long (8-10 letters) word containing the word chunk that we are focusing on during that week. Students cut out letters and manipulate them to record up to 20 words they can make with the set of letters. At least 3 of the words must contain the word chunk. Mix and Build is great for a wide range of learners because they are able to make short words or longer words. My high achievers love the challenge of finding the more difficult words. I use it in small groups with kids who need more support, and it is great for building their spelling and vocabulary skills.
Sets of letters for 40 weeks are included. Enough for every week of your school year.