Word Skills

Codenames

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In Codenames, two teams compete to see who can make contact with all of their agents first. Spymasters give one-word clues that can point to multiple words on the board. Their teammates try to guess words of the right color while avoiding those that belong to the opposing team.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
ELL
Play Time: 
15 min.
Codenames

Wordwright

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Wordwright is an expandable card game platform that focuses on how the English language works: Players make words using word parts and their definitions, not individual letters.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
30 min.
Wordwright

Chain Game

Players replace a sound in one word to make another word, and continue to do this until they have a sequence or chain of five words. For example, a user must change one letter or letter combination at a time to create the following chain of words: fast > mast > map > mop > stop > step.

Manny’s Word Mangler

Manny's Word Mangler is an action-packed game that focuses on developing word-building skills by emphasizing the concept of ‘chunking’ words. Players grab pieces from words that Manny has discarded and piece them together into new words. The game is broken into three timed rounds which progress from slower to faster, and from simpler words to more complex words. Players must build as many words as they can in the time allotted.

You've Been Sentenced!

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This sentence-building game uses unique five-sided cards with multiple conjugations of a base word. With a hand of 10 cards, players try to score the most points per round by constructing the longest, grammatically correct, and sensible sentence.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
30 min.
You've Been Sentenced!

What's My Word

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What’s My Word?™ was first published in 1972 by Gamut of Games under the name “My Word”. This classic game has been called “the best two-player word game ever invented” by more than one critic.

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
30 min.
What's My Word

Quiddler

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The challenge is to arrange your entire hand into words. Draw and discard in turn. Try to use those high point letters, but don't get caught with them uncombined.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Quiddler

My Word!

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Quickly search for words while single and double letter cards are dealt on to the table. The first player to call out a word using at least three cards, wins those cards.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
My Word!

LetterFlip

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LetterFlip is the head-to-head word game where players combine clever deduction with a little luck in a quest to identify concealed words. Each player tries to be the first to identify all four words on his or her LetterFlip card.

Grade Level: 
Elementary
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
LetterFlip

Letter Roll

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Everybody's Word Game!
Roll the special dice and flip the timer. Players race to list words containing the three letters shown on the dice. Only words listed by a single player score points so players are rewarded for their speed and creative thinking!

Grade Level: 
Middle
High
Content Area: 
ELA
Play Time: 
20 min.
Letter Roll

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