Instructions with Adaptations + Sample Materials with Answers
Who They’re For: Learners of English & New Readers Motivated by Quiz-like Activities & Games. Materials Developers, Game Designers, Teachers.
Why You Need Them: Even at basic levels of ability, most learners enjoy the challenge of searching for or figuring out “the answers.” Many teachers and independent students want to know how to find or devise motivating puzzles, games, and activities.
What You’ll Do:
Consider the kinds of puzzles that build learners’ facility with letters: Mazes, Dot-to-Dot, Letter Searches, Crosswords. Try samples.
Play Letter-Guessing Games like those inspired by TV shows (“Hangman”). Do simple paper-and-pencil versions.
Enjoy figuring out “Letter-Name Words,” as well as the meanings of abbreviations and acronyms.
Notice the use of alphabet letters on common objects in everyday life.