How it works:
In this WebQuest, students develop
skills needed to research the history, rules, strategies, and masters of
the time-honored game of Scrabble on the Web. As they play the game, they
recognize word patterns, improve their spelling skills, and increase their
vocabulary as they build words on the board. In addition, students
reinforce basic addition skills as they total their word scores for each
play and add them to their game scores.
Students use information technology to
assist in gathering, organizing, and presenting information; work with
others to complete a task; participate in group meetings; identify
strengths and weaknesses in their own work; show or explain something
clearly enough for someone else to be able to do it; produce a narrative
procedure; and demonstrate a basic understanding of the rules of the
English language in written and oral work.
Required materials include a Scrabble board game,
computers with Internet access, and a printer.
This Scrabble! WebQuest
is designed for fifth grade students working in a computer lab. It can be
adapted for grades three through twelve and may be done in a classroom or
library setting. Students use a group checklist to evaluate their
Scrabble is a fun, exciting,
and motivating way for students to develop vocabulary, spelling, math, and
spatial relation and critical thinking skills. It develops a love for
words while reinforcing important social skills. Students also develop
their computer skills as they research various aspects of the game.
As an introduction to this Webquest,
students can solve crossword puzzles and use a puzzle maker to create
their own puzzles. They can also do interactive online crossword puzzles.
Carolyn Hornik has been a New York City public school teacher for twenty five years (12 years as a classroom teacher in third, fourth, and fifth grades and 13 years as a technology coordinator.)
She teaches in-service courses for the New York City Board of Education After School Professional Development Program and on-line courses for new teachers through
Estimated Class Periods To Complete: 10
Subject: English, Social Studies
Beginning Grade Level: 4
Ending Grade Level: 8