If you are a lover of word games, you already know how much fun they can be. Now you can share that fun with your students when they play Bubble Words. Bubble Words is like nothing else around because it has been designed by a teacher specifically for groups of students (from upper elementary to high school seniors) who will be playing the game simultaneously. In addition to playing the game, students create Bubble Boards, share them with their classmates, and play the boards created by their classmates. To create a high-quality Bubble Board, students must use vocabulary, spelling, and reasoning skills. Once the boards are created, students can share them with their classmates, and they can search for as many words as they can string together.
With Bubble Words, students achieve two distinct objectives:
HOTS: Students use higher levels of thinking to create their own Bubble Words Boards with appropriate words of varying lengths and difficulty levels.
Students stretch their vocabulary and spelling capabilities by playing Bubble Words games on boards that have been created by their classmates (or by you, if you prefer.)
PRINT & USE TODAY BOARDS INCLUDED!
Two complete Bubble Boards are included for you to copy and use today: Level One, for upper elementary through middle school and Level Two for middle school through high school. If you are a substitute teacher or if you are preparing materials for a substitute, Bubble Words is ideal. No additional equipment is needed and there are several variations of the basic gameplay that allow for more fun and differentiation for students who welcome a challenge.
HOW TO PLAY:
Playing Bubble Words is easy: Set a timer for 4 – 6 minutes, and, using letters that are adjacent to each other, make as many 3-letter or longer words as you can, writing them down as you find them. Each word is worth one point per letter. Total your score after each round. Proper nouns, foreign words, abbreviations , and acronyms are not allowed. Words MUST be three letters or longer.
instructions for the teacher with ANSWER KEYS : )
Page 1: Bubble Words – How To Play: A practice Bubble Board with important information and a chance to play Bubble Words before they create their own board.
Page 2: How-to Create a Bubble Words Game Board:
--How to Find Words
--How to Create a Bubble Board
--Bubble Board Game Creator Responsibility
--Take Your Board for a Test Drive
Page 3: Create Your Own Bubble Words Board: Blank Bubble Grid and Blank Word Bank
Page 4: Bubble Words – BONUS!: Bubble Words Differentiated – With a Twist!
Page 5: Level One: Bubble Words – 5 Positive Thinking Words: Use this complete, ready-to-print-and-use Bubble Words Board to teach students how to play the game, as a stand-alone activity, or as a take-anywhere activity for a substitute. Designed for upper elementary – middle school students.
Page 6: Bubble Words – 5 Positive Thinking Words: ANSWER KEY!
Page 7: Level Two: Bubble Words – 8 Positive Thinking Words: A more challenging version of page 6 above. Designed for middle – high school students.
Page 8: Bubble Words – 8 Positive Thinking Words: ANSWER KEY!
Have fun playing Bubble Words!
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