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Offline okapifire

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Boggle Pedagogy: Would you have given the point?
« on: August 18, 2017, 02:50:01 PM »
So during summer camp with 5-6th graders, my ct had a game that was basically a ppt version of Boggle.
During one round, a group write "ret." I didn't think it was a word, but technically it is. I'm 100% sure the students didn't know the word, so I didn't want to give them a point. But my ct wanted to give them a point, since it is technically correct.

There is not really a right or wrong answer, just curious what other people think. Is it better to encouraging guessing or better to focus on words they know?

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Re: Boggle Pedagogy: Would you have given the point?
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2017, 03:00:41 PM »
Perhaps you can reach a compromise of sorts.  Students CAN guess, but they get double the number of points if they can tell you the definition (or translation) of a word they make.


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Re: Boggle Pedagogy: Would you have given the point?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2017, 03:09:02 PM »
I give them points if it is a real word. It doesn't matter if they stumbled across it by accident or not. Why be stingy with points if they cost me nothing? To me it also encourages them to explore phonics and word structure when they 'discover' words that way.
« Last Edit: August 18, 2017, 03:14:10 PM by estherjoy »
You can find my games and lesson plans HERE

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Re: Boggle Pedagogy: Would you have given the point?
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2017, 05:27:11 PM »
I have been looking for a boggle PPT that has some animation in it such as the letters bouncing around, but have not been successful. Any ideas?

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Re: Boggle Pedagogy: Would you have given the point?
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2017, 11:59:59 AM »
I give them points if it is a real word. It doesn't matter if they stumbled across it by accident or not. Why be stingy with points if they cost me nothing? To me it also encourages them to explore phonics and word structure when they 'discover' words that way.

I second this. It'll also encourage retention.
« Last Edit: August 21, 2017, 05:55:49 PM by gidget »

Offline tommyb.goode

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Re: Boggle Pedagogy: Would you have given the point?
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2017, 07:57:22 AM »
Perhaps this could set off a chain of students asking to look up any old stream of letters in the dictionary.

You could have an additional rule: students must know the word in korean, or give a definition of sorts like in scrabble.


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Re: Boggle Pedagogy: Would you have given the point?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 01:36:01 PM »
Awesome idea! kind of just what i needed :]
i really like your worksheet, it's adorable ^^
thanks for your help!

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Re: Boggle Pedagogy: Would you have given the point?
« Reply #7 on: September 18, 2017, 02:20:34 PM »
nice!