Last year I set up a Boggle board in the classroom with the intent that students who are early finishers would have an activity to turn to. I quickly came to realize the amazing learning that was happening with this "game" and I made it a part of my "word word" in my language arts program this year. The Boggle board letters change each week. Part of the rules are that the letters of a word must appear in order and they must touch, either by a corner or a side.
All students play Boggle and are challenged to find at least 10 words. I am constantly blown away by the words that the kids are finding in this game. Some students are able to find a page full of words. Students are finding more words that I even realized were there. I am thrilled with the amount of learning that is happening with this simple game. We keep track of our points each week and try to better our score!
Here are a couple of pictures of our recent game boards and the lists of words that the students came up with.
This one was a Star Wars theme, I had the letters:
J I D H
S E T R
N O O R
C L P E
Here is a picture of the complied list of words that the students found. As a group we compile words from individual student lists on to the chart paper.
This list is complied from the following letters with a Groundhog day theme.
The letters were: