scrabble spelling with learning standards 


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Students who have a spelling list of 1020 words will be given a standard set of scrabble tiles and will be asked to do one of the following:
• Use as many of the letters as they can in making the spelling list.
• Make as many of the words as they can using available letters.
• Make the highest points value in words as they can using the letters
• Use the most letters they can in the traditional manner of a scrabble board
• Make as many of the words as they can in the traditional manner of scrabble
• Make the highest points value in words as they can in the traditional manner of scrabble without using a board
• Make the highest points value in words as they can on the board, scoring double letter points etc.
Students will additionally be asked to record their findings by liting words, values and/or copying the board onto graph paper or photocopies of the gameboard.
Younger students will be asked to do the simpler tasks.
After successfully completing the simpler task several times they may be asked to do a more difficult one on later spelling lists.
This may be assigned to be done alone or in pairs.
NYS Standards  Elementary
New York State Standards
Elementary Level
New York State ELA #1
Students will read, write, listen, and speak for
information and understanding.
As listeners and readers, students will
collect data, facts, and ideas, discover
relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and
use knowledge generated from oral, written, and
electronically produced texts. As speakers and
writers, they will use oral and written language to
acquire, interpret, apply, and transmit information.
Key Idea: Listening and Reading
to acquire information and understanding involves
collecting data, facts, and ideas; discovering
relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and
using knowledge from oral, written, and electronic
sources.
Performance Indicators
Students:

interpret and analyze information from textbooks
and nonfiction books for young adults, as well as
reference materials, audio and media presentations,
oral interviews, graphs, charts, diagrams, and
electronic data bases intended for a general
audience.

Students who will be using tiles to fill in a traditional scrabble board will need to refer to the game instructions.
Key Idea: Speaking & Writing
to acquire and transmit information requires asking
probing and clarifying questions, interpreting
information in one’s own words, applying information
from one context to another, and presenting the
information and interpretation clearly, concisely, and
comprehensibly.
New York State ELA #2
Students will read, write, listen, and speak for
literary response and expression.
Students will
read and listen to oral, written and electronically
produced texts and performances, relate texts and
performances to their own lives, and develop an
understanding of the diverse social, historical, and
cultural dimensions the texts and performances
represent. As speakers and writers, students will use
oral and written language for selfexpression and
artistic creation.
Key Idea: Listening and Reading
for literary response involves comprehending,
interpreting, and critiquing imaginative texts in
every medium, drawing on personal experiences and
knowledge to understand the text, and recognizing the
social, historical and cultural features of the text.
Performance Indicators
Students:

read and view texts and performances from a wide
range of authors, subjects, and genres

Students may need to refer to the rules of scrabble.

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Key Idea: Speaking & Writing
for literary response involves presenting
interpretations, analysis, and reactions to the
content and language of a text. Speaking and writing
for literary expression involves producing imaginative
texts that use language and text structures that are
inventive and often multilayered.

use standard English effectively.

Students will spell their spelling words correctly.
New York State ELA #3
Students will read, write, listen, and speak for
critical analysis and evaluation.
As listeners and readers, students
will
analyze experiences, ideas, information, and issues
presented by others using a variety of established
criteria. As speakers and writers, they will present,
in oral and written language and from a variety of
perspectives, their opinions and judgments on
experiences, ideas, information and issues.
Key Idea: Listening and Reading
to analyze and evaluate experiences, ideas,
information, and issues requires using evaluative
criteria from a variety of perspectives and
recognizing the difference in evaluations based on
different sets of criteria.
Performance Indicators
Students:

analyze, interpret, and evaluate information,
ideas, organization, and language from academic
and nonacademic texts, such as textbooks, public
documents, book and movie reviews, and
editorials.

Students may be reading scrabble instsructions.
Key Idea: Speaking & Writing
for critical analysis and evaluation requires
presenting opinions and judgments on experiences,
ideas, information, and issues clearly, logically, and
persuasively with reference to specific criteria on
which the opinion or judgment is based.
Performance Indicators
Students:
Family and Consumer Sciences

Key Idea:
Students will use an understanding of the elements
of good nutrition to plan appropriate diets for
themselves and others. They will know and use the
appropriate tools and technologies for safe and
healthy food preparation.

use simple household tools safely to perform a
variety of everyday tasks.

recognize how a family contributes to personal
health.
New York State Health, Physical Education, Family and
Consumer Sciences #2
Students will acquire the knowledge and ability
necessary to create and maintain a safe and healthy
environment.
Health Education

Key Idea:
Students will demonstrate personally and socially
responsible behaviors. They will care for and
respect themselves and others. They will recognize
threats to the environment and offer appropriate
strategies to minimize them.
Performance Indicators
Students

understand basic safety rules.

recognize potentially dangerous situations and know
how to avoid or reduce their risk.

know some personal and social skills which
contribute to individual safety.

recognize characteristics of the environment that
contribute to health.
Physical Education

Key Idea:
Students will demonstrate responsible personal and
social behavior while engaged in physical activity.
They will understand that physical activity provides
the opportunity for enjoyment, challenge, self
expression, and communication. Students will be able
to identify safety hazards and react effectively to
ensure a safe and positive experience for all
participants.
Performance Indicators
Students

contribute to a safe and healthy environment by
observing safe conditions for games, recreation,
and outdoor activities.

come to know and practice appropriate participant
and spectator behaviors to produce a safe and
positive environment.

work constructively with others to accomplish a
variety of goals and tasks.

know how injuries from physical activity can be
prevented or treated.

demonstrate care, consideration, and respect of
self and others during physical activity.
Family and Consumer Sciences

Key Idea:
Students will know the basic principles of home and
community safety. They can demonstrate the skills
necessary to maintain their homes and workplaces
in a safe and comfortable condition. They can
provide a safe and nurturing environment for
themselves and others.
Performance Indicators
Students

understand some basic requirements of nurturing
people of various ages, and demonstrate appropriate
ways to interact with them.

know some conditions necessary for a safe and
healthy home and school environment and recognize
the various ways individuals contribute to that
environment.
New York State Health, Physical Education, Family and
Consumer Sciences #3
Students will understand and be able to manage their
personal and community resources.
Health Education

Key Idea:
Students will understand the influence of culture,
media, and technology in making decisions about
personal and community health issues. They will
know about and use valid health information,
products, and services. Students will advocate for
healthy families and communities.
Performance Indicators
Students

understand basic safety rules.

understand how culture contributes to individual
family and community beliefs and practices
affecting health.

know how to access help when illness, injury, or
emergency situations occur.

recognize how the media influences health choices.
Physical Education

Key Idea:
Students will be aware of and able to access
opportunities available to them within their
community to engage in physical activity. They will
be informed consumers and be able to evaluate
facilities and programs. Students will also be
aware of some career options in the field of
physical fitness and sports.
Performance Indicators
Students

know that resources available at home and in the
community offer opportunities to participate in and
enjoy a variety of physical activities in their
leisure time.

become discriminating consumers of fitness
information, healthrelated fitness activities in
their communities, and fitness and sports
equipment.

demonstrate the ability to apply the decision
making process to physical activity.
Family and Consumer Sciences

Key Idea:
Students will understand and be able to manage
personal resources of talent, time, energy, and
money and make effective decisions in order to
balance their obligations to work, family, and
self. They will nurture and support positive
relationships in their homes, workplaces, and
communities. They will develop and use their
abilities to contribute to society through pursuit
of a career and commitment to longrange planning
for their personal, professional, and academic
futures. They will know and access community
resources.
Performance Indicators
Students

understand the kinds of resources available in
their community and make informed decisions related
to their own use.

understand how people acquire, use, and protect
money and recognize some factors that influence
spending.

know the different jobs in their communities and
the contributions made by individuals performing
those jobs.
New York State MST #1  Mathematics
Students will: use mathematical analysis, scientific
inquiry, and engineering design, as appropriate, to
pose questions, seek answers, and develop solutions.
Mathematical Analysis

Key Idea:
Abstraction and symbolic representation are used to
communicate mathematically.
Performance Indicators
Students will

Use special mathematical notation and symbolism to
communicate in mathematics and to compare and
describe quantities, express relationships, and
relate mathematics to their immediate environments.

Key Idea:
Deductive and inductive reasoning are used to reach
mathematical conclusions.
Performance Indicators
Students will

use simple logical reasoning to develop
conclusions, recognizing that patterns and
relationships present in the environment assist
them in reaching these conclusions.

Key Idea:
Critical thinking skills are used in the solution of
mathematical problems.
Performance Indicators
Students will

explore and solve problems generated from school,
home, and community situations, using concrete
objects or manipulative materials when
possible.
Scientific Inquiry

Key Idea:
The central purpose of scientific inquiry is to
develop explanations of natural phenomena in a
continuing, creative process.
Performance Indicators
Students will

ask "why" questions in attempts to seek greater
understanding concerning objects and events they
have observed and heard about.

question the explanations they hear from others and
read about, seeking clarification and comparing
them with their own observations and
understandings.

develop relationships among observations to
construct descriptions of objects and events and to
form their own tentative explanations of what they
have observed.

Key Idea:
Beyond the use of reasoning and consensus,
scientific inquiry involves the testing of proposed
explanations involving the use of conventional
techniques and procedures and usually requiring
considerable ingenuity.
Performance Indicators
Students will

develop written plans for exploring phenomena or
for evaluating explanations guided by questions or
proposed explanations they have helped
formulate.

share their research plans with others and revise
them based on their suggestions.

carry out their plans for exploring phenomena
through direct observation and through the use of
simple instruments that permit measurements of
quantities (e.g., length, mass, volume,
temperature, and time).

Key Idea:
The observations made while testing proposed
explanations, when analyzed using conventional and
invented methods, provide new insights into
phenomena.
Performance Indicators
Students will

organize observations and measurements of objects
and events through classification and the
preparation of simple charts and tables.

interpret organized observations and measurements,
recognizing simple patterns, sequences, and
relationships.

share their findings with others and actively seek
their interpretations and ideas.

adjust their explanations and understandings of
objects and events based on their findings and new
ideas.
Engineering Design

describe objects, imaginary or real, that might be
modeled or made differently and suggest ways in
which the objects can be changed, fixed, or
improved.

investigate prior solutions and ideas from books,
magazines, family, friends, neighbors, and
community members.

generate ideas for possible solutions, individually
and through group activity; apply ageappropriate
mathematics and science skills; evaluate the ideas
and determine the best solution; and explain
reasons for the choices.

plan and build, under supervision, a model of the
solution using familiar materials, processes, and
hand tools.

discuss how best to test the solution; perform the
test under teacher supervision; record and portray
results through numerical and graphic means;
discuss orally why things worked or didn't work;
and summarize results in writing, suggesting ways
to make the solution better.
New York State MST #2  Information Systems
Students will access, generate, process, and transfer
information using appropriate technologies.

Key Idea:
Information technology is used to retrieve, process,
and communicate information and as a tool to enhance
learning.
Performance Indicators
Students will

Key Idea:
Knowledge of the impacts and limitations of
information systems is essential to its effective and
ethical use.
Performance Indicators
Students will

describe the uses of information systems in homes,
schools, and businesses.

demonstrate ability to evaluate information.

Key Idea:
Information technology can have positive and
negative impacts on society, depending upon how it is
used.
Performance Indicators
Students will
New York State MST #3  Mathematics
Students will: understand mathematics and become
mathematically confident by communicating and
reasoning mathematically, by applying mathematics in
realworld settings, and by solving problems through
the integrated study of number systems, geometry,
algebra, data analysis, probability, and trigonometry.

Mathematical Reasoning
Key Idea:
Students use MATHEMATICAL REASONING to analyze
mathematical situations, make conjectures, gather
evidence, and construct an argument.
Performance Indicators
Students will

use models, facts, and relationships to draw
conclusions about mathematics and explain their
thinking.

use patterns and relationships to analyze
mathematical situations.

justify their answers and solution processes.

use logical reasoning to reach simple
conclusions.

Number Sense & Numeration
Key Idea:
Students use number sense and numeration to develop an
understanding of multiple uses of numbers in the real
world, use of numbers to communicate mathematically,
and use of numbers in the development of mathematical
ideas.
Performance Indicators
Students will

use whole numbers and fractions to identify
locations, quantify groups of objects, and measure
distances.

Mathematical Operations & Relationships
Key Idea:
Students use MATHEMATICAL OPERATIONS and RELATIONSHIPS
among them to understand mathematics.
Performance Indicators
Students will

add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers.

blah

Students will be adding.

develop strategies for selecting the appropriate
computational and operational method in problem
solving situations.

Students will be determing the best scores.

know single digit addition, subtraction,
multiplication, and division facts.

Students will be using addition to determin the best solutioin.

Mathematical Modeling/ Multiple Representation
Key Idea:
Students use mathemataical modeling/multiple
representation to provide a means of presenting,
interpreting, communicating, and connecting
mathematical information and relationships.
Performance Indicators
Students will

construct tables, charts, and graphs to display
and analyze realworld data.

Measurement

collect and display data.

use statistical methods such as graphs, tables,
and charts to interpret data.

Patterns and Functions
Key Idea:
Students use patterns and functions to develop
mathematical power, appreciate the true beauty of
mathematics, and construct generalizations that
describe patterns simply and efficiently.
Performance Indicators
Students will

represent and describe mathematical
relationships.
Performance Indicators
Students will
New York State MST #5
Students will: understand and apply scientific
concepts, principles, and theories pertaining to the
physical setting and living environment and recognize
the historical development of ideas in science.

Engineering Design
Key Idea:
Engineering design is an iterative process involving
modeling and optimization used to develop technological
solutions to problems within given constraints.
Performance Indicators
Students will

generate ideas for possible solutions, individually
and through group activity; apply ageappropriate
mathematics and science skills; evaluate the ideas
and determine the best solution; and explain
reasons for the choices.

Impacts of Technology
Performance Indicators
Students will

Management of Technology
Performance Indicators
Students will
New York State MST #6
Students will understand the relationships and common
themes that connect mathematics, science, and
technology and apply the themes to these and other
areas of learning.

Systems Thinking
Key Idea:
Through systems thinking, people can recognize the
commonalities that exist among all systems and how
parts of a system interrelate and combine to perform
specific functions.

Models
Performance Indicators
Students will
 Magnitude and Scale
Key Idea:
The grouping of magnitudes of size, time, frequency,
and pressures or other units of measurement into a
series of relative order provides a useful way to deal
with the immense range and the changes in scale that
affect the behavior and design of systems.
Performance Indicators
Students will

Patterns of Change
Key Idea:
Identifying patterns of change is necessary for making
predictions about future behavior and conditions.
Performance Indicators
Students will

use simple instruments to measure such quantities
as distance, size, and weight and look for patterns
in the data.

Students may be counting tiles or points values.

Optimization
Key Idea:
In order to arrive at the best solution that meets
criteria within constraints, it is often necessary to
make tradeoffs.
Performance Indicators
Students will

determine the criteria and constraints of a simple
decision making problem.

use simple quantitative methods, such as ratios, to
compare costs to benefits of a decision problem.

Students will make choices concerning letter and word choices. For example: one word may be shorter or use enough letters so that an additional word cannot be made, but because it uses a very high value letter it may be the best choice if counting points.
New York State MST #7
Students will apply the knowledge and thinking skills
of mathematics, science, and technology to address
reallife problems and make informed decisions.
 Connections
Key Idea:
The knowledge and skills of mathematics, science, and
technology are used together to make informed
decisions and solve problems, especially those
relating to issues of science/technology/society,
consumer decision making, design, and inquiry into
phenomena.
Performance Indicators
Students

analyze science/technology/society problems and
issues that affect their home, school, or
community, and carry out a remedial course of
action.

make informed consumer decisions by applying
knowledge about the attributes of particular
products and making cost/benefit tradeoffs to
arrive at an optimal choice.

design solutions to problems involving a familiar
and real context, investigate related science
concepts to inform the solution, and use
mathematics to model, quantify, measure, and
compute.
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Elementary Skills and Strategies for
Interdisciplinary Problem Solving
 Generating and Analyzing Ideas: Developing
ideas for proposed solutions, investigating ideas,
collecting data, and showing relationships and
patterns in the data.

Realizing Ideas: Constructing components or models,
arriving at a solution, and evaluating the result.



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