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Scrabble Board Game.
Scrabble Board Game.  
Dear Prof Scott

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scrabble‎
http://www.scrabble.com/‎
http://www.hasbro.com/scrabble/en_US/
http://www.merriam-webster.com/game/scrabble.htm
https://www.facebook.com/Scrabble
http://www.ideafinder.com/history/inventions/scrabble.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Period_(school)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/School_timetable‎

In schools the periods duration is of 40 minutes. Total number of periods are 45 in a week. Two periods are dedicated for recreation games. In this two periods, the children play outdoor games viz football, cricket, handball etc

If the schools purchase those scrabble boards, the children can also play the scrabble game in this period/s.

Do you feel Scrabble Board Game if introduced in schools can enhance English vocabulary in children ?.

What would be the appropriate ages for school children to the scrabble board introduction ?.

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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This might be a good idea to do, but I believe the scrabble game should be made somewhat easier for children.  I remember when I was in grade school, I had a hard time putting the letters together to make a word.  I'm not sure how, but there must be someway to make an easier game similar to scrabble.

Thinking about this, perhaps some kind of game where the words were listed could be done.  It might be good to have a list of words and show the kids of list of letters.  Each student could be given so many seconds to say which word in the list contained the letters shown.

As an example, (for maybe a 3rd or 3th grade level?) let the word list be
gain
rain
plain
abstain
explain
maintain

an ask them to find an x.  They could also be asked to find a b, or perhaps an r.
They might even be asked to find a 'bst' or 'xp' in this list or a longer list.

Again, this is only some thoughts on the idea,
but I'm sure that an even better one could be thought of.

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