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Abbreviations Board Game

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 3 pages | Grades: 2 - 4

Engage and excite your learners with a lively Abbreviations Board Game designed to teach the most common abbreviations in the English language.

Abbreviation Worksheets are Out of Style – Practice Makes Perfect with an Abbreviations Board Game!

Do you need a fun activity that your students can repeatedly use to practice identifying words using abbreviations? Look no further! This board game is the perfect resource for practicing this important skill, and it doesn’t require you to run off a single abbreviation worksheet.

Students spin the spinner and make their way around the game board to play this fun abbreviation game. As they travel, students must identify the complete word that matches the abbreviation on which they land. The first student to the finish line is the winner!

Through this activity, students will develop their skills with reading, writing, and using abbreviations.

Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding 

A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your English Language Arts lessons. 

In addition to individual student work time, use this ELA game to enhance learning through guided writing groups, whole class lessons, or remote learning assignments. 

If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts: 

🆘 Support Struggling Students

  • Provide access to previous assignments, posters, and anchor charts for students to recall past lessons.

➕ Challenge Fast Finishers

  • Challenge your fast finishers to write sentences or stories using the abbreviations shown on the game board. 

 

Wondering how gamifying your classroom benefits your students? Check out our 10 Benefits of Classroom Games blog post!

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the color or blackline PDF version of the resource.  

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 


This resource was created by Lindsey, a teacher in Michigan and Teach Starter Collaborator. 

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