This week I’ve fallen in love with word links (also called word ladders, word golf, or doublets): games that change just one letter at a time to get to a completely different word. The game of word links were created by Lewis Carroll in 1877.
My son, although a very strong reader, did struggle with vocabulary as a first and second grader. There were so many words he simply has not encountered yet. Word ladders are a great way to practice reading, decoding and encoding words. Strawberry is now an early reader, so they are a perfect challenge for her.