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Here's a word game that uses building terms!

Word games are fun and can help kids become proficient in reading, writing, and spelling. Here are some ideas on how to build your child's literacy skills while enjoying some family time.


Anagram Word Game

By rearranging letters in a word you get an "anagram" — words found in a longer word. Here's an example:

What words can be made from "ELEPHANTS?"

    Some answers could be: ant, ants, pant, pants, help.


Get the idea? See how many new words you can make from the building terms below.

Let's go!

Tip: If your child is a braille reader, use braille word tiles from Bananagrams or Scrabble. You can also make your own word tiles.


SKYSCRAPER

    (Some answers: scraper, scrape, sky, scrap, cap, car, scar, parks, park)


BRIDGE

    (Some answers: bid, rid, big, beg, bride, ride)


WINDOW

    (Some answers: win, no, now, wow, wind, won)


ROOF

    (Some answers: of, or)


TOWER

    (Some answers: tow, or, ore, wet, woe, wore)


CASTLE

    (Some answers: cast, case, cat, cats, let, tale)


CORNER

    (Some answers: corn, no, cone)


ARCHITECT

    (Some answers: arch, arc, art, hit, hate, hat, chat, cheat)


HAMMER

    (Some answers: ham, harm, arm, are)



Make Your Own Braille Word Tiles

Idea from Paths to Literacy


What You'll Need:

How to Create Word Tiles


Organize Your Tiles to Create Words



These activities were created by Lisamaria Martinez for Great Expectations.

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Image from the book - Miss Greer holds her finger to her lips thoughtfully as she crosses Iggy's bridge

Braille Anagrams


Build anagrams in braille with Bananagrams: tiles in print and braille!

Image of Bananagram game

Or use these braille scrabble tiles!

Image of braille letter tiles

Make Your Own Holder!



Sample folder holding tiles


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