Are you a fan of words with friends? I certainly am. I have about 8 games going with family friends right now. I love the challenge of creating new words and the competition, especially when I play my father-in-law.
Mr. Martinez our ELL teacher brought in some alphabet cubes for students to roll, and create words. Students had a great time making words and competing against one another. What a great and simple way for students to build their vocabulary and practice simple math. This game was incorporated into my centers for the week as our word work center or as I called it "Words with Friends."