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WHAT'S THE WORD? • Puzzles for Early Finishers • Grades 5–6

WHAT'S THE WORD? • Puzzles for Early Finishers • Grades 5–6
WHAT'S THE WORD? • Puzzles for Early Finishers • Grades 5–6
WHAT'S THE WORD? • Puzzles for Early Finishers • Grades 5–6
WHAT'S THE WORD? • Puzzles for Early Finishers • Grades 5–6
WHAT'S THE WORD? • Puzzles for Early Finishers • Grades 5–6
WHAT'S THE WORD? • Puzzles for Early Finishers • Grades 5–6
WHAT'S THE WORD? • Puzzles for Early Finishers • Grades 5–6
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What’s the Word? Fun Word Puzzles for Early Finishers
Review of Compound Words

Grades 5–6

What’s the Word? is a set of 28 Task Cards for word play FUN! There are three words listed on each Task Card. Students think of a single word that goes with the three words to form compound words. The single word they select can be added to the beginning or the end of the three words. Students write their answers on a Student Record Sheet . Not only do these language puzzles serve as a great review of compound words, they get students thinking! Great for your early finishers!

Students are given three words such as:

The single word that can be added to all three of these words is BALL.
baseball ballgame • volleyball

In addition to the What’s the Word? Task Cards, this unit also includes the following:

• a Student Record Sheet for students to record their answers

• an Answer Key

• blank templates for you or your students to add additional words

• directions for playing Scoot

• an Award Certificate

For extra durability, laminate the Task Cards before cutting them apart. They look awesome in color but reproduce great in grayscale.

What’s the Word? is ideal for:
• morning warm-up activities
• learning center activities
• extra credit
• homework assignments
• activities for “early finishers”
• playing Scoot
• instant activities for substitutes

Also available: Brainteaser Words, more fun word puzzles for early finishers.

What’s the Word? © 2017 Linda Schwartz • Pizzazz Learning

Cover art: © Kate Hadfield Designs

Border art: © Red Pepper Papers

Question mark art: © Art C-Cosgrove

Thanks for visiting Pizzazz Learning. As always, I welcome your comments and feedback.
Linda Schwartz

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