Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Word Work: Scrabble Tile Spelling

Have you noticed my new blog button & header? A million billion thank yous to Leslie at KindergartenWorks for such a wonderful, fun design! Plus, she is just so stinkin' nice to work with :) I am in Teacher Blogger Heaven!

Now, onto another option during our class' Daily 5 Word Work: Scrabble Tile Spelling.


Students use Scrabble letter tiles to spell and add up their word's point value.

One thing I noticed was that letter tiles are VERY expensive! They are popular for crafts, so therefore their price is pretty steep for a D5 center item (for me).

You have a few options:
    • a classroom/schoolwide all-call for extra tiles
    • garage sales 
    • thrift stores 
    • create your own by printing out the letter tiles pdf on cardstock (3 A-Z sets are included in the Scrabble Tile Packet in my TpT Store)
    • Protiles- an AMAZING company that LOVES working with teachers

I went through Protiles and got the amazing sets that are pictured above- four of them at a discounted teacher price- yay! I barely have time to do laundry, so rummaging through our city's thrift stores and/or garage sales was not on the agenda. I was happy to pay and received some top-quality tiles in complete sets :)

When kids use any of these tiles to build their words, I have them record their answers on the Scrabble Tile Worksheet:
I printed out several of these on cardstock and laminated them so students can use a white board marker to show their work and simply erase it when they have shown me- super easy and less waste!

I love this center for similar reasons to Word Worth- it is so great to have kids practice their spelling and necessary math skills all at the same time! Plus, the addends are all small in this activity, so it's a great way to practice mental math, adding more than 3 addends, counting on, and more!

Interested in the Scrabble Tile Worksheet and 3 pages of A-Z letters to make your own tiles?
Download it all from my TpT Store HERE.

11 comments:

  1. I really like the new header and blog button. So cute and fits so well with your blog :)

    Heidi
    My (Not So) Elementary Life

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  2. Fantastic idea . . . I have two Scrabble Games sitting in my classroom that go unused every year! I teach first so it is so hard for them to "link" the words, but I could totally have my hot shots play it this way. Thanks for sharing!!

    Kelley Dolling
    Teacher Idea Factory

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  3. I ADORE your new blog design... super cute! I also love the center idea you posted. I will definitely be using this next year in my classroom. =)

    Ms. Smith
    Adventures of Ms. Smith

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  4. This looks great! I can't wait to try this in my classroom!

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  5. Thanks for the shout out Stephanie! You are super fun to work with too!
    - Leslie

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  6. I just bought this on TpT! I was in the process of making a similar activity with some scrabble titles, I am so glad I checked on pinterest first! Thanks so much for making this set and only charging a $1 - it is report writing time so it makes my life a whole lot easier!!!!

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  7. Through this site the people can get information about game as well as those who are very excited in game can take part with child and write good commnets

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  8. Which sets did you get from Protiles? I would like to order what you have:) Also, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog!!!! I'm in heaven with all the wonderful information you have provided. I want to implement D5 and WBT this coming school year. I have a bazillion questions I want to ask you:)

    pkteaches@gmail.com

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    1. Hi Mrs. K,

      Thank you so much for your sweet, sweet comment! You made my day :)

      I emailed Protiles and let them know I was a teacher- they replied pretty quickly and let me know what to do.

      Hope that helps!

      ~Stephanie

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  9. I love this idea!! However, I cannot access this link on the teachers pay teachers website! Please help! I really want to start this in my centers! Thank you!

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  10. Love this idea for word work. I have old scrabble tiles and I think I will add this to my word work activities.

    Marlene
    I Heart Teaching Elementary

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Thank you so much for your comments! :)
~Stephanie