Word Ladders

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Do You Like To Play with Words?

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K L.K.5.c. ELA Language Standards
K L.K.6. ELA Language Standards
K 3.1. ELA Literary Text: Comprehension and Analysis
K RF.K.4. ELA Foundational Skills
K RI.K.8. ELA Reading Standards for Informational Text
K LA 0.1.5.b. ELA Reading: Students will learn and apply reading skills and strategies to comprehend text.
K RI.K.2. ELA Reading Standards for Informational Text
K RI.K.4. ELA Reading Standards for Informational Text
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Improve vocabulary and spelling

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Have fun playing with words!

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From the book: Lewis Carroll, the author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is credited with inventing the game of Doublets. The game has since gone on to viral popularity and is most commonly called word ladders or word chains. How many words can students come up with starting with four lettered words like "four" and "head"

Four>five head>tail calf>bull fast>slow

Play some of the on line games available like Sporcle https://www.sporcle.com/games/subcategory/wordladd...