Words With Friends

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This FutureFit Project is a supplemental project-based lesson covering effective written communication, language arts, and creative writing. It is designed to reinforce core science subject material while also incorporating social-emotional learning and 21st Century skills and concepts.

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Words With Friends

OVERVIEW:

This FutureFit lesson is designed to supplement a standard 12-15 unit lesson on building background knowledge through informational text and literature and developing effective communication strategies for 3rd through 5th grade by offering a unique project that ties together the core academic concepts with a set of FutureFit social-emotional and 21st Century Skills.

STUDENT/GROUP OUTPUT:

Students will design, develop and play a live, interactive version of the popular "Words with Friends" game designed to reinforce effective communication skills.

SUGGESTED SUBJECT PREREQUISITES:

It is suggested that students should have familiarity with the following subject material as background for this lesson:

  • A basic understanding of how to refer to details and examples in a text
  • A basic drawing inferences from textual details and examples
  • A basic understanding of effective verbal and written communication skills

SEQUENCE AND PACING

This project-based lesson includes enough material for use in five 45-minutes periods of instruction. If a more focused lesson is appropriate, select the 3-day Short Lesson. The Concept Check version provides activities which reinforce the core math concepts.

TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES (suggested):

  • Internet access

STANDARDS ALIGNMENT

These activities support the following NGSS curriculum standards:

  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RL.4.1
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.1
  • CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.4.5
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