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The Alphabet Game


Students worked hard all week? Do they deserve a special reward for a job well done? This activity will offer students a nice break from structured learning. Adapt it to fit your needs. Have some Friday Fun!



  • Before the game, prepare a list of spelling words to use in the game. You might include words at a variety of levels of difficulty. Assign a "point value" to each word based on its difficulty.
  • Organize students into groups, and provide each group with a set of 26 alphabet cards, one letter to a card.
  • Students deal the deck of alphabet cards among the members of their group. They deal the cards until they are gone; that might mean that some students in the group will have one more card than others have.
  • Tell students you will call out a spelling word. The first group to spell the word correctly will earn the number of points assigned to that word.
  • Call out a word and its point value, and have students use their letters to spell the word.
  • The group that has the most points when time is up wins the game.


The Alphabet Game
Education World (October 21, 2004)

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Article by Gary Hopkins
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