Anagrams: nuf fun?

By | January 17, 2012

Word play is fun and it stretches the brain to see words and letters in different ways. Anagrams are one kind of word play to excite learners.

Try these words, with rearranged letters back-to-front, as new words:

on becomes no and spot becomes tops or pots

Try these with your students:

dare      teas     stale      slap      pear      meat

acre      sore     bus      not         stone     sale

Then ‘turn the students loose’ to find and record other words as you create long lists of other anagrams. It’s fun, it can be an easy or complex challenge and, it excites students to analyze words in a different way.