By Immacula A. Rhodes
To solve this self-checking word building pyramid puzzle, students read clues on each side of the pyramid and then change and rearrange letters to create words until they reach the top—where a final clue helps them uncover a mystery word!
This engaging puzzle format gives students independent practice in analyzing sound-symbol relationships, decoding, building spelling skills, and broadening vocabulary to become better readers!
Decide ahead of time whether you want to do the pyramid puzzle with the class as a whole, or have students work alone, in pairs, or in groups. Print a copy for each student. For whole-class or small-group lessons, you might use an interactive whiteboard or overhead projector. If using the puzzle in a learning center, place multiple copies in a folder and have students remove one to complete during their visit to the center!