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« on: July 28, 2009 10:38:15 PM »

Apologies to anybody who is getting tired of my endless stream of classroom crafts. The latest is a special Scrabble-type game designed to teach kids prefixes, suffixes, and Greek and Latin roots. It's just like regular Scrabble, except the board is oversized (the squares are 2x2 inches) and has more squares on it to allow for greater participation, and instead of individual letters, the tiles have syllables on them.





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It's technically not quite finished -- I still have to laminate it -- but I thought it would photograph better in its pre-laminated state, as my camera's internal flash does not like shiny surfaces. I'll take it to school and laminate it tomorrow.

Other disciplines could do something similar by taking specific vocabulary words and chopping them into prefixes, roots, and suffixes. I could see this working especially well for biology teachers -- TONS of medical/biological terms are made of of Greek and Latin word parts (micro+bio+logy, hemo+philia, etc.)

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009 07:52:14 AM »

not getting tired of it at all!!  Another one to show my teacher friends Smiley
These games you come up with are brilliant, and are sure to get the kids involved and learning!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009 08:46:08 AM »

I love it!  I'm not really a science-type person, but I can definitely see this branching out to other studies.  Great idea!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009 01:13:39 PM »

aw dat iz so freakin K-ute!

thankz 4 postin' & sharin'
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2009 06:50:05 PM »

Well, I'm not getting tired of it either.  You are amazing at coming up with teaching aids.  Well done.
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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2009 08:04:57 PM »

Thanks! I found a car game at a museum gift shop yesterday and thought of a way to modify it for classroom use, so I'll probably have something else before too long. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2009 04:59:19 PM »

I love word games!!! I *so* want to be in your class so I can play this game!!

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